Nearly 50 Arrested In Chesterfield Cockfighting Sting - myfoxcarolinas.com

Nearly 50 Arrested In Chesterfield Cockfighting Sting

Posted: Updated:
A cockfighting sting in Chesterfield County has resulted in 46 being charged.

Chief Deputy Briana Davis said she received a call on Saturday morning around 9 a.m. from the Chief Deputy with Marlboro County Sheriff's Office in reference to a tip he received on a cockfight going on in the McBee area.

"We had probably about 20 officers when we arrived," Davis said.

The suspected "ringleader" of the cockfighting operation is 32-year old Justin Prichard of McBee.

The property that the operation was being run on belongs to Prichard's father, Bill. Prichard has been released on bond while, currently, facing game fighting charges.

"He admitted to being the ringleader," Davis said. "Present with him was his wife and mother."

As for the birds, they are being held in a secret location in Chesterfield -- more than 137 of them, as of Monday afternoon.

Thirteen birds were found dead at the site. Two were in the middle of a fight when authorities arrived -- and one has since been euthanized from deteriorating health.

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is assisting with taking care of the roosters at the secret location until a decision on their fate will be made by the state of South Carolina.

But gamecocks are not high on the adoption list for pet owners. In fact, fighting is what they are mainly used for.

"The only people that want them back or would consider adopting them are the criminals who had them before," Jennifer Gordon of CWR said. "So you can't really put them into another home without really knowing somebody and being assured that they wouldn't go back into the same situation again."



  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Soapbox: How to Speed Up TSA Processes

    Soapbox: How to Speed Up TSA Processes

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:11:05 GMT
    Who knows…maybe some of your ideas could take flight.
    Who knows…maybe some of your ideas could take flight.
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport Works to Update Noise Exposure Maps

    Charlotte Douglas International Airport Works to Update Noise Exposure Maps

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:41:31 GMT
    Charlotte Douglas International Airport is updating its Noise Exposure Maps for the first time since 1998 and it's offering the public a chance to be a part of the process. Kickoff community meetings are underway this week.
    Charlotte Douglas International Airport is updating its Noise Exposure Maps for the first time since 1998 and it's offering the public a chance to be a part of the process. Kickoff community meetings are underway this week.
  • Union Co. football coaches learning concussion awareness

    Union Co. football coaches learning concussion awareness

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:42:24 GMT
    The goal of the class is to bring to the attention of coaches warning signs of concussions and how to take extra precaution.
    The goal of the class is to bring to the attention of coaches warning signs of concussions and how to take extra precaution.
Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices