Wednesday Feb 26
Cock Fighting Ring Suspects Released
Their 72-hour hold is up today and Prosecuting Attorney Shawn Sant said the investigation is still ongoing and he wants to look into more law enforcement reports before officially charging the men.
5 men make first court appearance on animal fighting charges
Five men were arrested when authorities broke up a Mesa cockfighting ring made their first appearances Monday in Franklin County Superior Court.
Franklin County Sheriff's Dept Breaks Up Cockfighting Ring in Mesa
The Franklin County Sheriff's department raids a cockfighting location in Mesa Saturday night, leading to the arrest of five men and the discovery of a bout a hundred roosters being trained to fight.
Deputies bust up cockfight in Mesa, arrest five men
About 100 roosters found on the property in the ensuing search were identified as being trained for fighting, according to a sheriff’s office news release.