Austin man suspected of dogfighting

Published 10:37 am Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Austin police have arrested a 26-year-old man accused of dogfighting at a home at the 1900 block of Sixth Avenue Northeast.

Police Chief Brian Krueger said the suspect was arrested after police visited his home at about 3:30 a.m. Monday following animal abuse complaints. Police found a dead pit bull on the property and took two other pit bulls into custody. The dead dog allegedly had puncture wounds which appeared to be from another dog, according to Krueger.

Krueger said officers also found equipment that could be used for possible dogfighting. Police believe the home was used for dogfighting as well.

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The suspect was taken to Mower County Jail pending formal charges, which Krueger said could include felony animal fighting, possession of fighting animals and animal cruelty.