SW Mich. man arrested in raid on cockfight site

Police have arrested at 32-year-old man and seized $5,000 in cash as part of a raid on his cockfighting operation.
AP Wire
Mar 5, 2013


Van Buren County Sheriff Dale Gribler said the raid happened Sunday night in Lawrence Township, about 25 miles west of Kalamazoo. He said deputies acting on a tip went to the home, where owner Bobby Johnson showed them roosters and hens he was raising.

Gribler said Johnson acknowledged holding a cockfight.

The sheriff said deputies found cash, blood, feathers and 18 roosters apparently killed in fights in a pole barn. They also found two stolen vehicles.

Johnson was arraigned Monday, given a $20,000 bond and a March 12 court date.


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