By Lee Peacock
Special to the Ledger 

Monroe County busts dog fighting ring

Bermuda man held on $587,000 bond; 39 dogs seized getting care


August 10, 2023

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Vets work to help dogs

Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies 'swarmed' the Bermuda community last Thursday and arrested a man on multiple counts of dog-fighting and animal cruelty as part of an ongoing investigation into an alleged dog-fighting ring that may result in even more criminal charges.

According to Monroe County Sheriff Tom Boatwright, law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at the Mixon Road residence of Gecoby Penn last Thursday around 7 p.m. and discovered a dog-fighting arena and collected several 'crucial' piece of evidence.

As officials 'swarmed' on the location, they arres...

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