Dogfighting ring found in Chattanooga

Dogfighting ring found in Chattanooga

May 24th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Law enforcement agents searching for drugs at this house on Talladega Road in Chattanooga on Friday found evidence of dogfighting in a shed behind the house. They arrested Jackie Marcellus Ward on drug charges but no charges have been filed related to dogfighting. Staff photo by Tyler Jett

While searching for drugs Friday in Chattanooga, members of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation stumbled upon a dogfighting ring.

Investigators from TBI were serving a narcotics search warrant at 6302 Talladega Ave. when they found several pit bulls and a fight ring, spokeswoman Kristin Helm wrote in an email. Some of the house's carpet and paneling is stained with blood.

Helm wrote that McKamey Animal Services is processing the fight scene. Officers have not made an arrest.