Beaufort County Dog Fighting Ring Busted

Authorities in the east believe they have busted up a dog fighting ring

On June 4th and 7th The Beaufort County Sheriffs Office Drug Unit arrested Dallas Spain, 24 years of age, of 93 Plum Drive in Washington, Crystal Keatts, 27 years of age, of 93 Plum Drive in Washington, Alex Spain, 22 years of age, of 46 Popular Street in Washington, Billy Adams, 37 years of age, of 384 Spainville Drive in Washington and Brandon Scott Davenport.

The five are charged with multiple counts of dog fighting.

The arrests stem from investigators executing a drug search warrant at a residence on 93 Plum Drive in Washington back on May 27th.

There they said they found videos and pictures of dog fighting and dogs being trained to fight.

Four pit bulls were seized from the home.


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  • by noname Location: BOCO on Sep 18, 2010 at 08:49 PM
    Some of us knows the truth, the dogs taken from Free Union were deadly! Why else would they use extremely heavy(logger trailer style) chains to hold their dogs? A pet is one thing, but to have a yard full of these dogs means quit another (10 ). You may love your dog(s), but that does not automatically mean that others treat theirs the same. If you want the truth, ask the vet offices that had to treat the poor things. You don't always KNOW people fully or the people they may associate with. $2000 fine the Windly boy got was low and more of his family should have been charged as well!
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Jul 14, 2010 at 09:57 PM
    Crystal... I hope you get your dogs back. RIP Brandon!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 14, 2010 at 12:43 PM
    lol dallas you deserve everything you get
  • by the one Location: eveywhere on Jun 25, 2010 at 08:41 PM
    i think all off u are jelous of the spains an at any chance to talk junk ab them with a key bourd u will take it yall no nothing but what the news says grow up an if yall have so much to vioce put full names cowards yall no nothing ab the spains scaredy cats mmmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyywwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Washington, NC on Jun 25, 2010 at 07:04 AM
    To: To Beaufort County I think that it is very low of you to bring up a situation such as the student and teacher. Evidently, you don't know the full story and aren't a very informed citizen because he didn't attack her. As for this situation, dog fighting is WRONG. You wouldn't want to feel like you had to fight to survive so why should animals? It is not right and they deserved to get in trouble.
  • by kelly Location: Greenville on Jun 21, 2010 at 09:44 PM
    REMEMBER ONE THING, a person is innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. These negative comments have no purpose but selfishness and to damage and hurt other people. Most sound like they are jealous of the Spain family and make these childish comments to hurt these people.I do not personally know any of the accused, but I do know the attorney referenced. He puts forth the same effort to defend Joe Blow off the street and would certainly not hold the tremendous respect he has earned by his own hard work, if he did not. The same people making these comments will seek his represenation when their family member is in trouble.What positive effect are you hoping to accomplish with these outlandish comments. You must be perfect and your family qualifies to live in a glass house. Try to be a better person and keep your unwanted comments to yourself.
  • by Mack Location: Washington on Jun 19, 2010 at 06:28 AM
    I think everyone in this close nit community should be held accountable to some degree. How far can you hear dogs fighting? Every one of these people that lives in this neighborhood knew this was going on and not one of you done a single thing. I think its a very serious crime. So to the parents of any of those small children that may have or may not have been in those videos, WAY TO GO!
  • by just my opinion Location: washington on Jun 15, 2010 at 03:46 PM
    To Crystal; apparently these comments do mean something to you because you keep responding to them. And you are so quick to jump on everyone for what they are saying when you and your friends were the ones arrested and not only were you on TV your face was in the newspaper as well. You reap what you sow and you are right it is noones fault that the young man died See God dont make no mistakes he takes whom ever he wants and maybe just maybe he decided to take him to get him out of this mess. Never Question what MY GOD can do. If you and your friends are guilty and get away with it down here, you will surely get yours on JUDGEMENT DAY...Stop adding fuel to the fire. Like I said if these comments didnt bother you , you would not be responding to them. You are INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY..BUT YOU ARE POSTING COMMENTS THAT ARE MAKING YOU SEEM GUILTY!!NOW thats my opinion and I do have one whether you AND your friends like it or not!!! .
  • by cindy on Jun 14, 2010 at 01:02 PM
    to anonymous it is a felony in nc to even watch a dog fight which doesnt make sense to me. most states it is a misdeanor. i dont think it is right either, i have to agree with you.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 14, 2010 at 11:50 AM
    just because someone is WATCHING a dog fight, how on earth does that mean they have something to do with it so they should get charged with it? the only people that should be charged are the owners of the dogs, IF they are actually TRAINING the dogs to fight. and from my experience with ALL pitbulls, AND dallas's dogs, they are really sweet dogs, even to the their little young daughter. it is sickening that this is giving them, as well as the breed of dog a terrible name that they do not deserve.
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