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Pit bull fighting ring busted

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PORT GIBSON, MS (WLBT) - Claiborne county authorities bust a major pit bull fighting ring, confiscating the animals and arresting dozens.

Claiborne County Sheriff Frank Davis said deputies caught owners fighting their dogs Saturday night around 7:30.

The animals and owners were in a pasture behind a home on Highway 547 between Port Gibson and Pattison.

The sheriff said the property owner, Brian Eggleston, and 24 others were arrested and face felony charges.

Thirteen pit bulls were confiscated.

They were taken to the Vicksburg-Warren Human Society.

The sheriff's department also confiscated about 30 vehicles that were driven to the fighting location.

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