April 21, 2010
Two northern Virginia residents have been indicted on animal cruelty and other charges related to an alleged cockfighting breeding operation.
The Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office also seized 321 birds from the rural residence of 36-year-old Ellis Locklear and 28-year-old Tanya Williams. Locklear and Williams were indicted on Monday based on a March 3 search of the property.
All 119 roosters seized from the property were destroyed, while the remaining hens and chicks were adopted by a local farm.
Capt. E.L. Scott said the Humane Society of the United States assisted in the investigation. He called the birds' seizure the largest ever in Virginia.
Neither the accused nor their lawyers could immediately be reached by The Associated Press.
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