Nine Men Arrested on Animal Cruelty Charges

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND COUNTY - Nine men are facing animal cruelty charges after getting busted by Midland County deputies for cockfighting.

It happened at a property along South County Road 1200 on Saturday.

Authorities say they were checking out a complaint when they found the men running the cockfight.

Three dead roosters were found on the scene.

10 men and four kids were detained, but the kids were turned over to their parents.

Three of the nine men arrested are also being held for immigration authorities.