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Nathalie man pleads guilty to selling pit bull for fighting

SoVaNow.com / June 28, 2011
One of the men charged in the raid on what police said was a drug-and-pit-bull-fighting operation in Nathalie in April pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to one dog charge.

Jermaine Thaxton, pleaded guilty to conspiring to sell a dog for the purpose of having the dog participate in an animal-fighting venture in interstate commerce. The maximum sentence he faces is five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000.

The hearing for co-defendant Jonathan “Scooter” Williams, 26, is being rescheduled, said Brian McGinn, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western Virginia of District.
Thaxton’s hearing was held in Danville. A trial for a third man charged in connection with the raid is set for August, and a fourth man has unrelated charges pending in Halifax County Circuit Court.

Rescued pit bulls, beagles fly out to new homes all over U.S.

Many of the pit bulls seized in Nathalie this spring have been flown all over the nation to pit-bull rescue groups: Maine, Michigan, Colorado, Montana, Ohio, Maryland and Arizona thanks to the work of Halifax County Animal Control Chief Todd Moser

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