April 11, 2021

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Virginia guy and a few other suspects billed in federal doggy-fighting circumstance | Criminal offense News

A King George County gentleman and 3 some others have been charged in U.S. District Court docket in Richmond with conspiracy in relationship with alleged puppy combating functions.

Carlos L. Harvey, of King George Chester A. Moody Jr., of Glenn Dale, Md. Emmanuel A. Powe Sr., of Frederick, Md. and Odell S. Anderson Sr., of Washington, D.C., have been named in documents submitted by the U.S. attorney’s business on Friday.

No ages or courtroom dates have been quickly accessible. Anderson was also charged with getting a kid to an animal combating undertaking. The offenses were alleged to have happened from 2015 by way of 2018.

In accordance to prosecutors, the alleged co-conspirators taken care of residence and machines to property and educate “pit bull-kind dogs” for use in puppy fights.

The allegations stretch again to 2013 and involve the arranging of dog fights in 2015, 2016 and 2017, like one particular in King George on April 3, 2017. The defendants allegedly achieved in the parking ton of the Walmart in King George and then traveled to the household of 1 of Harvey’s kinfolk where by the fight was held.

Anderson faces a demand of bringing an individual less than age 16 to the April 3, 2016, struggle in King George. One more alleged battle in 2018 in Maryland had “an opening wager of ‘4k as well as,’” according to the charging document.

Harvey, it is alleged, housed 11 pit bull-like canine at his home in King George.