4 arrested on cockfighting charges in North Carolina
Posted May 15
ROCKWELL, N.C. — Four men were arrested cockfighting charges in North Carolina.
The Rowan County sheriff's department told local media that about 20 men ran into woods after deputies responded to a report of cockfighting in Rockwell on Saturday afternoon.
Deputies found several chickens tied to the rea of vehicles in a fenced area covered with a tarp. Officers also found blood, feathers and about 15 dead chickens. About 30 live chickens were found in nearby cages.
Deputies also found spurs, scales, tracking sheets and a record book, a time clock, identification straps and other items.
Those arrested include 37-year-old Victor Manuel Garcia of Rockwell, 36-year-old Manuel Villa Ocampo of Charlotte, 35-year-old Marcial Clemente Rodriguez of Concord and 44-year-old Rogelio Leonardo Calderas of Candor.
It was not known if the men have attorneys.