Albany > Four Convicted in Dogfighting Ring Investigation

| May 16, 2015

Albany

ALBANY — Four men were convicted in Albany Federal Court for a dogfighting ring after a four year investigation.

On Friday, 42-year-old Arthur Lee “Hilbert” Clark, 38-year-old Demitri Jackson, 42-year-old William “JB” Burns, and 42-year-old Timothy “LO” Hopkins were charged with conspiracy to sponsor a dog in an animal fighting venture.

The men called their dogfighting ring “229 Boys Kennels Incorporated.”  The men used their dogfighting ring as a gambling enterprise and operated in Albany from April 2006 to 2010.

The men advertised the dogs and promoted the dogfights all over Georgia and Florida. Many of the dogs were murdered if they were not chosen to fight. Not only did the men fight the animals they bred, purchased, and sold trained dogs of the Pit Bull breed.

The indictment stated that the dogs were killed by hitting them in the head with a hammer, slamming them on the ground until they died, and other brutal methods.

Police found 42 Pit Bulls used for fighting.

On December 20, 2014 Hopkins and Clark pled guilty to charges.  On January 20, 2015 Jackson and Burns entered guilty pleas.

Jackson received two years in prison, Hopkins received three years in prison, Burns received two years in prison, Clark received three years on probation.

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  1. Rex Reed says:

    4 year investigation and these clowns get 2 years in prison. Where’s the justice?

  2. Roscoe P. Jenkins says:

    “justice”.