Dogfighting “legend” Harry Hargrove sentenced to five years in prison
Harry Hargrove of Duplin County was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Raleigh on dogfighting charges he pleaded guilty to earlier this year.
Prosecutors had sought a sentence longer than recommended federal guidelines of 10 months to 16 months.
A federal motion says Hargrove has been involved in dog-fighting in the South for about 40 years. He told Judge Terrence Boyle he once had more than 100 fighting dogs, but he’d cut back to 35 by the time he was arrested.
Police found jumper cables used to electrocute dogs on the property, as well as a blood-stained fighting pit and other tools usually used to condition dogs for fighting.
In addition to Hargrove’s five-year sentence, the judge mandated three additional years of supervision after he is released.
Posted by jwoestendiek August 4th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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