Prosecutors: Dog Fighting Ring Arrests Rise to 13

CBS Atlanta

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The number of people arrested in a multi-state dog fighting investigation has grown to 13.

Federal court records show Jennifer Hayden McDonald, of Fairburn, Ga., was arrested last week in southern Mississippi on a conspiracy charge and was released on $25,000 unsecured bond. She has not been scheduled for arraignment in Montgomery, where the federal investigation is headquartered.

Court records say federal agents saw three people loading a dog into an SUV following a dog fight in Lee County, Ala., on April 7, 2012. The agents followed the vehicle from Alabama into Georgia. The Georgia Highway Patrol stopped the SUV for a traffic violation and found a dead pit bull inside. A veterinarian examined the dead dog and found severe wounds consistent with a recent dog fight as well as old wounds indicating the dog had been fought before.

Court records say McDonald and co-defendant Carlton…

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