PORT GIBSON, Miss. (AP) - Sixteen people have been indicted on dog fighting-related charges in Claiborne County.
Sheriff Frank Davis says the individuals arrested on Nov. 20 were charged with watching a dog fight. He says in-state residents were given a $5,000 bond and out-of-state residents received an $8,000 bond.
Dog fighting is a felony that carries up to three years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Spectators face a maximum penalty of 1 year in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Prosecutors say a trial date has been set for Jan. 25.
Davis says the 13 pit bulls seized during the arrests have been euthanized.
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