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FELON ARRESTED WITH FIGHTING DOGS

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011 — A Chicago man has been arrested and charged in connection with pit bull fighting and breeding.

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

The Cook County Sheriff’s Police Animal Crimes Unit began investigating Jackson based on a tip that he regularly held dogfights in the basement of his home and owned pit bulls in need of veterinary care.  After conducting surveillance and gathering information, officers with the Sheriff’s Police Animal Crimes and Special Operations Units executed the search warrant on Jackson’s home with the assistance of the Chicago Police Department’s Animal Crimes Unit.  In the basement police found ten 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 dogfighting.  One pit bull had fresh fighting wounds on its face.  All of the dogs were transported to Chicago Animal Care and Control. 

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This is the second time Jackson has been arrested on suspicion of dogfighting.  His last arrest was in June 2008, when 32 dogs were recovered by Sheriff’s Police.  At that time, Jackson pled guilty to animal crimes.  Larue is a registered sex offender and convicted felon with a long criminal history.

Larue Jackson was arrested May 26th.  His next court date is June 27th at Harrison and Kedzie.

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