Gerry D. Hanspard, II Dogfighting, 11 dogs seized

Downsville, LA

Union County

December 16, 2007
Raymond C. Crow Dogfighting, 11 dogs seized

Downsville, LA

Union County

December 16, 2007
Mario J. Wright Dogfighting, 11 dogs seized

Downsville, LA

Union County

December 16, 2007
Kerry Burks Dogfighting, 11 dogs seized

Downsville, LA

Union County

December 16, 2007
Tahgi T. Andrews Dogfighting, 11 dogs seized

Downsville, LA

Union County

December 16, 2007
Tomario M. Bilberry Dogfighting, 11 dogs seized

Downsville, LA

Union County

December 16, 2007
Toriano E. Traylor Dogfighting, 11 dogs seized

Downsville, LA

Union County

December 16, 2007
Ronnie Hubbard Dogfighting, 11 dogs seized

Downsville, LA

Union County

December 16, 2007
Christopher M. Lebel Dogfighting, 11 dogs seized

Downsville, LA

Union County

December 16, 2007
Louis C. Cage Dogfighting, 11 dogs seized

Downsville, LA

Union County

December 16, 2007
Truman Banks Dogfighting, 11 dogs seized

Downsville, LA

Union County

December 16, 2007
Jason Q. Dixon, aka Jason Q. Banks Dogfighting, 11 dogs seized

Downsville, LA

Union County

December 16, 2007
Lorenzo C.Cage Dogfighting, 11 dogs seized

Downsville, LA

Union County

December 16, 2007
Anthony B. Mazon Dogfighting, 11 dogs seized

Downsville, LA

Union County

December 16, 2007
Cedric C. Dial Dogfighting, 11 dogs seized

Downsville, LA

Union County

December 16, 2007
Devery R. Moore Dogfighting, 11 dogs seized

Downsville, LA

Union County

December 16, 2007
Larivis R. Peevy Dogfighting, 11 dogs seized

Downsville, LA

Union County

December 16, 2007
Andarius D. Cato Dogfighting, 11 dogs seized

Downsville, LA

Union County

December 16, 2007
DeAngelo D. Winzer Dogfighting, 11 dogs seized

Downsville, LA

Union County

December 16, 2007
Kevin D. Foster Dogfighting, 11 dogs seized

Downsville, LA

Union County

December 16, 2007
Robert L. Johnson Dogfighting, 11 dogs seized

Downsville, LA

Union County

December 16, 2007
Nickey J. Williams Dogfighting, 11 dogs seized

Downsville, LA

Union County

December 16, 2007
Robert L. Reynolds Dogfighting, 11 dogs seized

Downsville, LA

Union County

December 16, 2007

The Union Parish Sheriff's Office along with Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries enforcement agents raided a suspeted dog fighting pit located at 430 Nate Hodge Rd. near Downsville, LA

In the raid a number of people, pitbulls, a bloody dog fighting pit and a dead pit bull was found.  After the search warrant was issued deputies also found a large amont of dog fighting paraphernalia, firearms and 11 pitbulls.

23 people were arrested at the scene and all were charged with dog fighting which is a felony punishable by a fine of not less than $1000 or more than $25,000 and/or 1-10 years in prison.

The following people were arrested for dogfighting:

* Kerry Burks, dob 01/27/73, of 704 Jenkins St., Ruston, LA
* Tahgi T. Andrews, dob 04/24/77, of 301 Betty St., Farmerville, LA
* Tomario M. Bilberry, dob 01/28/84, of 607 Bernice St., Farmerville, LA
* Toriano E. Traylor, dob 02/16/79, of 1121 Marion Hwy., Apt. 44, Farmerville, LA
* Ronnie Hubbard, dob 01/09/72, of 5057 Hwy. 33, Marion, LA
* Christopher M. Lebel, dob 11/13/86, of 430 Nate Hodge Rd., Downsville, LA
* Louis C. Cage, dob 07/26/78, of 111 Cage Rd., Choudrant, LA
* Trumane Banks, dob 12/12/81; of 3112 Taylor St., Marion, LA
* Jason Q. Dixon, dob 08/04/83, of 3112 Taylor St., Marion, LA
* Lorenzo C. Cage, dob 12/07/74, of 812 Eastland Ave., Ruston, LA
* Anthony B. Mazon, dob 07/18/72, of 1307 Arlington, Ruston, LA
* Cedric C. Dial, dob 11/12/75, of 1111 Williams Colony Rd., Downsville, LA
* Devery R. Moore, dob 10/07/89, of 3115 Kennon St., Ruston, LA
* Larivis R. Peevy, dob 01/10/81, of 1105 Gilliam St., Ruston, LA
* Andarius D. Cato, dob 07/13/87, of Brock St., Gibsland, LA
* DeAngelo D. Winzer, dob 01/01/82; of 1516 Marsalis Drive No. 22, Arcadia, LA
* Robert L. Johnson, dob 07/29/76, of 105 East Hilly St., Ruston, LA
* Nickey J. Williams, dob 12/30/75, Chatham, LA
* Robert L. Reynolds, dob 09/30/73, of 303 Hickory St., Strong, AR

The following people were arrested for dogfighting and other charges:

* Gerry D. Hanspard, II, dob 03/20/76, of 414 Nate Hodge Rd., Downsville, LA - Resisting an Officer
* Mario J. Wright, dob 12/16/58, of 414 Nute Hodge Rd., Downsville, LA - Simple Battery, 2counts Failure to Pay Child Support and Failure to Appear (Contempt of Court)
* Kevin D. Foster, dob 12/22/72, of 1208 Alpine Ave., Ruston, LA 2 counts of Resisting an Officer

The Sheriff also said that a number of people are on state and local probation and probation violations so further charges may be pending.

Jason Q. Dixon gave a false name at booking.  Dixon gave the name of Jason Q. Banks

After discovering Dixon's true identity, Dixon of 3112 Taylor Street, Farmerville, LA was found to have numerous outstanding warrants.  Dixon is charged as follows:

1. Fugitive from Lincoln Parish - original charge Issuing Worthless Checks; BOND $500;
2. Failure to Appear on Attempted Distribution of Marijuana out of Union Parish; BOND - $1,500;
3. Failure to Appear on an Issuing Worthless Checks (out of Union) - BOND - $750;
4. Writ of Attachment (out of Union) - BOND -$750;
5. Failure to Appear on Possession of Marijuana (out of Union) - BOND - $3,000;
6. Resisting an Officer by Giving False Information During Booking - NO BOND SET;
7. Non-Support Warrant (out of Union) - BOND - $2,000;
8. Dog Fighting - BOND TO BE SET.

Reference:

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