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SW Mich. man arrested in raid on cockfight site

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:18 PM

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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