BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WALA) - Two Bay Minnette men accused of dog fighting have been released from jail. Bail was set for Antonia Daniels and Reginald Williams at $20,000 and $25,000.
The pair was arrested Sunday after authorities broke up a dog fight along JR Mims Rd. in Bay Minnette.
Major Anthony Lowery said a passerby alerted authorities to the dog fight.
"Upon arrival numerous subjects fled the area. Two people were apprehended," said Maj. Lowery.
Both dogs are now at Baldwin County Animal Control. They are visibly injured and scarred.
"One of them came in with a lot of scars and he's got a little eye problem. The other one has some swelling around the jaw, but otherwise they seem OK," said Charlotte Plumb, the Animal Control shelter director.
Both dogs appear to be very people friendly.
Maj. Lowery said they had no problems removing the animals, adding the dogs are trained to fight each other.
Both Daniels and Williams could see 10-years behind bars for even watching a dog fight.
The sheriff's office said both men claimed they were using the fight to sell puppies that belonged to one of the dogs.
"Apparently, one of these dogs was the mother of several puppies and they wanted to show what her fighting skills were to peddle the puppies," said Maj. Lowery.
Officials said their investigation has already led them to at least four others connected to dog fighting, and deputies are working on a fifth suspect.
The sheriff's office is expected to make more arrests soon.
Animal Control said they cannot allow just anyone to adopt both pit bulls.
There has been no word yet on what will happen to both dogs, should the sheriff's office decide not to return them to their owners.
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