- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) - A Wise County man is joining his father in prison for participating in a major cockfighting enterprise.

A federal judge in Abingdon sentenced Jonathan Robinson to one year and one day in prison Wednesday. Robinson’s father, Wesley Robinson, was sentenced last month to six months in prison. Both had previously pleaded guilty to charges including possessing an animal for use in an illegal fighting venture.

An eastern Kentucky couple convicted in the case will be sentenced Thursday in Abingdon. Walter Stumbo of Floyd County, Kentucky, pleaded guilty in July and his wife, Sonya Stumbo, was convicted by a jury in August. Their son, Joshua Stumbo, also pleaded guilty and will be sentenced Tuesday.

Authorities say the cockfighting enterprise in McDowell, Kentucky, featured arena-style seating, multiple fighting pits and a restaurant.


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