Three Arrested on Cockfighting Charges
Several tips led to the arrest of three men on cockfighting charges Saturday in the Eagles Springs area.
An anonymous call to the Moore County Sheriff's Office about cockfighting taking place at 160 Dawson Place, Eagle Springs, sent Sheriff's deputies to the scene where several suspects dashed into nearby woods, according to a press release.
The Moore County Animal Control was called to help with processing the scene. While processing the area, another call came into the sheriff's office indicated that three people were seen coming out of the woods a few miles down the road on N.C. 705 heading toward Robbins. Sheriff's deputies located the men, brought them back to Dawson Place where it was discovered that two of the three men had keys to vehicles located at the scene.
Arrested were Obdulio Ventura, 38, of 156 West Hills, Troy; Luis Zavaleta, 28, of 1214 Whiskey Road, Candor; and Orlando Zavaleto, 28, of 218 (Apartment No.1) Bruton Street, Troy. All three were charged with two counts of cockfighting, and each was given a $5,000 bail.
The incident is still under investigation, and more arrests are possible.
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