Suspect in Fluvanna Co. Dog Fighting Case in Court

Feb. 18, 2014

The case against a Fluvanna County man accused of running a dog fighting ring is moving forward.

On Tuesday, a judge heard evidence against Brendon Mathis during a probable cause hearing in Fluvanna Co. He is facing eight counts of felony animal fighting, one felony count of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and 10 misdemeanor counts of failure to care for an animal.

The judge also heard from two officers and a veterinarian about what conditions the dogs were found in, and what else was discovered on Mathis' property.

The veterinarian tested that three of the 10 dogs seized had evenly filed-down teeth, and that 8 had scarring consistent with dog fighting.

Literature about the rules for dog fighting, as well as cages and a device used to strengthen a pit bull’s jaws were also reportedly found on the property.

Mathis is due back in court on Monday, Feb 24. He is currently being held without bond.

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