10 indicted for Akron dog fighting

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AKRON, Ohio- Ten people have been indicted for attending a dog fight in Akron.

On Nov. 15, police raided a house on Cordova Avenue and found eight pit bulls, including two that were covered in blood with fresh wounds.

The Department of Justice said officers found blood-stained ring and two “break sticks,” which are used to pry dogs’ mouths open after a fight. They also seized firearms, drugs and more than $52,000 in cash.

The following were indicted:

Alvin Banks, 56, of Akron
Carlton Davis, 41, of Gary, Ind.
Anthony L. Harris, 41, of Gary, Ind.
Donell Higginbotham, 35, of Pittsburgh
Mark Terrell McCraw, 29, of Hersporia, Calif.
Samuel G. Mobley, 38, of Gastonia, NC
Corey B. Moorefield, 45, Pittsburgh
Darius D. Muse, 24, of Victorville, Calif.
Ryan A. Sadler, 32, of Gastonia, NC
Tommy L. Walker, 60, of East Chicago, Ind.

Banks and McCraw were also charged with sponsoring and exhibiting a canine in an animal fighting venture, and buying, selling, delivering, training and transporting canines for a fight.

The indictment also accused Banks, who is a convicted felon, of possessing marijuana and firearms.