Antwynne Demetrius Ballew Training dogs to fight, cropping dogs ears in an inhumane manner Bryan, TX March 14, 2006

(photo courtesy of the Brazos County's Judicial Records) Ballew, age 26, of 1526 W Mlk, plead guilty and was sentenced to jail for cropping the ears on 3 pit bulls in a "cruel and inhumane" manner.   Ballew was sentenced to 320 days in jail and ordered to pay a $4,000 fine for the 3 misdemeanor animal cruelty charges.  Ballew was training dogs to fight.

Ballew was also sentenced to 260 days in jail and fined for resisting arrest, evading arrest, 2 counts of drug possession and driving without a valid license.

Ballew, DOB 10/30/79, used a TV console table to cut the ears of the dogs. The ACO found bloody rags, pieces of the ears, along with a pocket knife, large kitchen knife and a needle and thread.  The dogs heads were wrapped in duct tape.  1 of the dogs was on such a short leash that it could not lie don without chocking and had no water or shelter.  An 8-week old puppy was also found so tangled in a fence that it could not move.  It also did not have food, water or shelter.

Ballew was back in the Brazos County Jail on May 24th - 1 week after leaving his cell on work release.

Ballew is no stranger to jail - the cases are listed as follows:

on 10/29/97 a motion to revoke probation - a 2nd degree felony was filed and sentenced to 5 years in the Texas Department of Corrections

on 2/23/98 Ballew was charged with evading arrest - a class B misdemeanor, paid a $300.00 bond on 7/10/98 and sentenced to 100 days in jail.

on 1/29/99 Ballew was charged with theft of less than $500 - a class B misdemeanor and on 8/11/99 the case was dismissed for lack of evidence

on 8/16/99 charged with criminal trespass - a class B misdemeanor, found guilt yon 2/21/00 and sentenced to 125 days in jail and on 10/14/99 he failed to appear in court for this case

on 10/15/99 Ballew was charged with criminal trespass - a class B misdemeanor, found guilty on 2/21/00 and sentenced to 125 day in jail

on 4/12/00 charged with Possession and evading arrest, found guilty on 6/7/00 and sentenced to 1 year in jail

on 6/27/02 he was sentenced to 1 year in jail for Unauthorized Use of a vehicle a state felony

on 9/29/03 Ballew was charged with tampering/fabrication of physical evidence with intent to impair - a 3rd degree felony.  The case was dismissed and refiled on 5/17/04 - Ballew plead guilty and issued a warning by the magistrate on 2/5/04

on 9/29/04 Ballew was charged with less than 2oz of marijuana - a 3rd degree felony, found guilty on 5/24/04 and sentenced to 180 days in jail

on 10/3/04 Ballew was charged with possession of 0-2oz marijuana - a class B misdemeanor - on 7/6/05 failed to appear in court and on 9/1/05 plead guilty and sentenced to 180 days in jail

on 7/29/05 Ballew was charged with Evading arrest - a class B misdemeanor, plead guilty on 9/1/05 and jailed for 180 day

on 3/27/06 Ballew was charged with possession of 0-2oz of Marijuana - a class B misdemeanor and was plead guilty on 5/4/06, fined $2000 and sentenced to 180 days in jail.  Also on 3/27/06 Ballew was charged with DWLI a misdemeanor, paid a $2000 bond and on 5/4/06 plead guilty, fined $500 and sentenced to 3 days in jail.

Update  6/12/06:

Ballew plead guilty to to possession of 0-2 oz of Marijuana - a class B misdemeanor and sentenced to 180 days in jail

Reference:

The Bryan-College Station Eagle

District Court, Brazos County, TX Records

Brazos County Judicial Records