MAXTON, NC (AP) -- North Carolina authorities are searching for a Scotland County man they say is the ringleader of multiple dog fighting operations.
The Scotland County Sheriff's Office and state Alcohol Law Enforcement agents have pending felony charges for 69-year-old Frank Jacobs of Laurinburg.
Jacobs was among 27 people arrested Saturday in a raid on a Robeson County home where authorities say a dog fight was under way.
After those arrests, police then raided Jacobs's home in Laurinburg. They say they found 13 dogs, many with wounds or scars, along with dog-fighting paraphernalia and several quarts of moonshine.
Authorities think Jacobs is involved in more than one large-scale dog-fighting operation, including some that extend into other states.
It couldn't be immediately determined Wednesday if Jacobs has a lawyer.
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