Felon Charged In Dog Fighting Ring–For Second Time

CHICAGO (CBS) — A registered sex offender with a long criminal history, including past animal cruelty and other felonies, has been arrested and charged in connection with pit bull fighting and breeding.

Larue Jackson, 52, of the 7100 block of South Oakley in Chicago has been charged with twelve counts of neglect and two counts of cruel treatment.

Cook County sheriff’s police began investigating Jackson based on a tip that he regularly held dogfights in the basement of his home.

Officers executed the search warrant on Jackson’s home with the assistance of the Chicago Police Department’s Animal Crimes Unit.

SLIDESHOW: Police Rescue Dogs From Fighting Ring

In the basement, police found 10 pit bulls in wire cages, without food or water, housed in unsanitary conditions. Another two pit bulls were discovered in Jackson’s garage. Many of the dogs had scars on their face, chest and legs, indicative of dog fighting.

One pit bull had fresh fighting wounds on its face. All of the dogs were transported to Chicago Animal Care and Control.

This is the second time Jackson has been arrested on suspicion of dog fighting. His last arrest was in June 2008, when 32 dogs were recovered by Sheriff’s Police.

At that time, Jackson pleaded guilty to animal crimes. Jackson is a registered sex offender and convicted felon with a long criminal history.

  • sbarnes

    This guy needs to be put away. He already is a felon and registered sex sbuser, when will we learn. Quit with the slap on the wrist.

    • Fast Ed

      Hey-y-y,…… a brotha’s gotta make a living,…..

  • Leroy Goldberg

    The only animal in this story is the one pictured above. Why does s**t like him even exist??

  • tom Sharp

    Unworthy of breathing good air! I hope the nitwit judge sees how well the requisite ‘slap on the wrist’ rehabilitated this idiot. Time for serious jail time and a frontal lobotomy!

  • Pothead

    Why would one animal subject another animal to that ?

  • west town dude

    let’s not feed the dogs for two days, and then put them and him in a cage together, it would save hardearned taxpayer money that otherwise be wasted on this piece of subhuman feces.

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