Five additional arrests have been made during the past week in this area’s largest dog-fighting bust which occurred on Sunday, April 24.
Fredrica J Buggs, age 34, Rodrecus D. Kimble, age 41, and Torris S. Kimble, age 29, were apprehended and arrested on outstanding warrants for dog fighting.
Marvin L. Pulley III, age 50, and Donnametric S. Miller, age 39, turned themselves in to Seminole County Sheriff officers on May 2. Pulley was arrested on an outstanding warrant for dog fighting, and Miller for outstanding warrants for dog fighting and parole violation. These five defendants, along with the twelve arrested last week, have each been charged with felony dog fighting and commercial gambling. All 17 continue to be held without bond.
Additional arrests are pending, and this case is still under active investigation. If you have any information, please contact the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office at 229-524-5115.
As reported last week . . . on Sunday, April 24, at approximately 8:15 p.m, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip of a dog-fighting ring off Jessie Mitchell Road in southwestern Seminole County. It would turn out to be the most horrific and brutal dog-fighting ring ever discovered in Seminole County, and quite possibly anywhere in Southwest Georgia.
Three officers arrived on scene approximately 15 minutes later, around 8:30 p.m. Upon arrival at the residence one officer observed a male subject take off running into the woods and heard another yell “Police”. The officers then noticed several other subjects scattering and running from the scene.
While checking the area, one pit bull covered in blood followed the officers around the yard. Officers located several other dogs chained behind the residence. They also observed numerous dogs inside vehicles parked in front of the residence. These dogs had injuries to their faces, bodies and legs.
At that time, the officers on the scene requested the assistance of an on-call investigator and additional off-duty officers were requested to respond to the scene. Additional assistance was also requested from numerous area law enforcement agencies.
Twenty-seven pit bulls were recovered. Four were transported to the Port City Veterinary Clinic and one was transported to the Colquitt Animal Hospital for treatment. The others were released to the US Marshals specialized animal rescue group.
Officers continued to search the area throughout the night looking for the suspects who had fled the scene. Seven firearms were recovered, and twenty-two vehicles were towed from the scene.
The following twelve arrests were made during the night of April 24.
Brandon A. Baker, age 39, from Panama City, Florida was charged with felony dog fighting.
Christopher Brown, age 28, from Donalsonville was charged with felony dog fighting.
Herman Buggs Jr, age 54, from Donalsonville was charged with felony dog fighting.
Temichael S. Elijah, age 45, from Donalsonville was charged with felony dog fighting, disorderly house, and convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
Robert P. Fioramonti, age 35, from Donalsonville was charged with felony dog fighting, disorderly house, and convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
Terelle D. Ganzy, age 33, from Panama City was charged with felony dog fighting.
Cornelious A. Johnson, age 38, from Panama City was charged with felony dog fighting.
Ramar D. Lee, age 45, from Donalsonville was charged with felony dog fighting.
Kayla E. Stelle, age 22, from Panama City was charged with felony dog fighting.
Robert L. West, age 38, from Panama City was charged with felony dog fighting.
Fredricus White, age 34, from Panama City was charged with felony dog fighting.
Gary Hopkins, age 65, from Donalsonville turned himself in later and was charged with felony dog fighting.
Seminole County Sheriff Heath
Elliott commends his entire staff on their hard work on this incident.
He would also like to thank Georgia State Patrol, Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, Miller County Sheriff’s Office, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Donalsonville Police Department, Colquitt Police Department, Seminole County Codes Enforcement, Clay County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Department of Natural Resources.