Mount Olive man guilty of dog-fighting charges

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Submitted: Wed, 03/16/2011 - 4:30pm
Updated: Wed, 03/16/2011 - 4:36pm

MOUNT OLIVE, NC (AP) — A Duplin County man has pleaded guilty to federal dog-fighting charges after an undercover sheriff’s investigator purchased a pit bull from him last year.

Harry Louis Hargrove pleaded guilty Monday to selling, delivering, possessing, training and transporting dogs for the purposes of animal fighting. The 76-year-old Hargrove will be sentenced later.

Officers found 35 dogs last April on Hargrove’s property. All but one of the dogs had to be euthanized because of injuries or aggressive behavior.

Investigators also found a blood-stained fighting pit, devices used to train dogs and dog carcasses.

Police say Hargrove was part of a nationwide dog-fighting operation.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


  • Joseph Holland says:

    He’s not an African American, so basically what he did isn’t that bad. That’s the way all those Mike Vick detractors will look at this story.

  • Guest says:

    Where are all the same vitriolic statements that were directed towards Mike Vick?!

  • adam nosayin says:

    times have changed that race card just dont work anymore sorry. and this is a perfect example. they didnt target vick cause hes black, it was because he was wealthy he didnt need to fight dogs he was doing plenty fine without it IGNORANCE

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