- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted 10 people from several states for allegedly participating in a dog fight in northeast Ohio last month.

Federal prosecutors in Cleveland said Wednesday that the suspects are charged with attending an animal-fighting venture in Akron Nov. 15. Some of the suspects also face various other charges.

Authorities who raided the Akron home discovered a blood-stained 16-by-16-foot ring used to fight the dogs, as well as two “break sticks” used to pry a dog’s mouth off another dog when the fight is finished.

They also found eight pit bull dogs or pit-bull mixes. Two of them were covered in blood and had fresh wounds from a recent fight.

Authorities say they also found firearms, narcotics and more than $52,000 in cash.


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