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2 arrested in connection with Russell County cockfighting investigation

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Russell County Sheriff Steve Dye announced Thursday that two people have been indicted on charges of animal fighting in connection with a cockfighting investigation.

Sheriff Dye said they "found extensive evidence of animal fighting" while executing a search warrant on Jan. 31.

Kimberly Susan Crisp, 45, and Jonathan Ryan Clark, 33, Clark were each indicted on charges of animal fighting, conspiracy to commit animal fighting, and possession of marijuana. Clark was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.

Both have been released on bond. Crisp is due in court on March 9, and Clark is due in court on April 13.

Russell County Animal Control seized nine roosters that police say were determined to have been or intended to be used in animal fighting.

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