Dog Fighting Ring Broken Up

A dog fighting ring has been broken up in one Eastern Carolina county with the arrest of nine people.

Halifax County deputies say it was located on Bellamy's Mill Road in Enfield. They found some 20 people and two Pit Bulls fighting in a ring.

Three dogs were seized, two of them badly injured. Deputies also seized 9 vehicles, three handguns and some marijuana.

The nine arrested are:

Charles Rives, 26, of Whitakers was charged with dog fighting, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of marijuana.

Osaze Addae, 35, of Richmond VA was charged with dog fighting.

William Harris, 33, of Elizabeth City was charged with dog fighting.

Anthony Wright 33, of Richmond VA was charged with dog fighting,
possession of a firearm by felon and altering a serial number on a weapon.

Corey Sledge, 21, of Whitakers was charged with dog fighting.

Ervin Brothers, 30, of Elizabeth City was charged with dog fighting.

Richard Robinson, 32, of Richmond VA was charged with dog fighting.

Vernon Perry, 42, of Elizabeth City was charged with dog fighting.

Scott Murphy, 28, was charged with dog fighting.


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  • by saddened by this website on Dec 8, 2008 at 09:10 AM
    Funny how no comments for these guys actually stay on this page...funny how any one that has had something negative to say about the lies this articles has prtrayed have been deleted...funny how BIASED NEWS IS!!!!!!! and how CROOOKED COPS ARE!!!!!! Because this was not an investigation...or a RAID because then ALL of the people involved would have been arrested...not just a few...funny how they try to make it seem...U DON'T HAVE 2 REPORT IT BECAUSE REALLY OFFICIALS AIN'T LOOKIN TO STOP IT...
  • by Anonymous on Dec 6, 2008 at 03:44 AM
    I can't stand people who fight pits. I lived in FL and raised and breed pits. I had 3 that were like children to me. When I moved up here, I could not find a place to live that would allow me to keep my dogs, and it's this right here that has made a bad name for them. Pits are great dogs, with someone who trains them right. I am disgusted to know that Pit bulls may become banned, that's right illegal, because someone has mistreated them to begin with. I can't even believe that the government can have control or say in what breed dog you own. People that fight/abuse dogs should be the ones who get "banned"! Please help save the Pit bulls!
  • by Virgil Location: Bath on Dec 4, 2008 at 05:38 PM
    Was Mike Vick involved????
  • by ret.cop Location: washington on Dec 4, 2008 at 05:24 PM
    Give the Deputies a raise, put a porkchop in the dog fighters pants and set the dogs on them, and ABORTION is a womans own dern choice, leave it alone.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 4, 2008 at 03:43 PM
    I hope that these dog fighters rot in jail. They deserve to, how could you train an animal to fight agressively for entertainment? Honestly, these people belong in jail with real animals.
  • by Ms Location: Greenville, NC on Dec 3, 2008 at 03:36 PM
    What does this story have to do with abortions? Geez,(Sheri) stick to the information in the article when commenting. Maybe one day they will make tougher penalties for people that fight dogs and it will help put a stop to it. Anyone that can find enjoyment in watching dogs injure and kill each other have serious mental problems.
  • by Doglover4ever Location: edenton on Dec 3, 2008 at 03:19 PM
    To wondering.... I hope that you will contact the newspaper in Edenton to look into the fact that nothing is being done about the dog fighting in the Edenton area!
  • by Sheri Location: Jamesville on Dec 3, 2008 at 12:18 PM
    Concerned, you are absolutely right and I am not taking away from the cruelty shown to these animals.
  • by Concerned Location: Goldsboro on Dec 3, 2008 at 11:02 AM
    Sheri I agree we need to get priorities straight however just because they are "dogs" does not mean they deserve to be treated this way. Yes, it does upset me because I do own pit bulls and to stop these fighting rings is a priority of mine.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Dec 3, 2008 at 10:54 AM
    Nessa I hope your dog returns home or at least you find some closure. Was your dog neutered...because if not...then male dogs will roam and ..ah..date a lot. I know this advice comes to late..but remember this so when he comes home this doesn't happen again. Microchip...$20.00 at the pound..never a lost pet again. The best $20.00 you'll ever spend. The first thing the pound does now is scan for a microchip. If your dog was turned in, they would know to call you. If your dog was stolen...the pound would know his exact location. I've had a pet go missing also, I learned about microchipping the hard way.
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