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Laurinburg man faces more dog-fighting charges

Posted February 28, 2012

— Authorities filed more charges Tuesday against a Laurinburg man arrested at a Maxton dog fight over the weekend.

Frank Jacobs, 69, of 8600 Ray Locklear Road, was initially charged with animal cruelty and being a spectator at a dog fight. He now faces seven counts of promoting a dog-fighting event and one count of possessing a dog with the intent to train it for a dog fight.

State and federal agents searched a home at 3541 McLeod Drive in Maxton on Saturday and seized tens of thousands of dollars in cash, multiple handguns, various controlled substances, veterinary drugs and dog-fighting paraphernalia, authorities said.

Eighteen dogs also were seized, including several that had serious wounds and scars from previous injuries.

Authorities arrested 27 people during the raid, including some from South Carolina, Maryland and Ohio.

After the raid, authorities searched Jacobs' home and said they found evidence linking Jacobs to multiple organized, large-scale dog fighting operations.

Thirteen dogs found there were being trained for future fights, authorities said, and many of them showed signs of injury and scars from previous fights.

Authorities said they also seized two tread mills, one springer pole, documents showing past dog fights, a variety of controlled substances and several quarts of moonshine.


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  • carroln Mar 1, 2012

    shouldnt be in trouble for either one. drugs or dog fighting.. if its his dog who's buisness is it what he does nwith the dog. He could eat for all i care. I wouldnt fight them but i sure dont think it's my buisness what he does . If everyone would tend to their own it would be a better world!

  • p3jflynn Mar 1, 2012

    They think it's okay because it makes them money and law enforcement / legislature doesn't treat it like the serious crime it is. You get more time for having drugs in your house than maiming animals.

  • p3jflynn Mar 1, 2012

    Penalties for animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect have been low in NC for years. The man in Charlotte who dragged his dog behind his truck removing a lot of its hide was charged with a misdemeaner. For years, this was a minor infraction rewarded with a lot of cash, both the legislature and law enforcement treating it as trivial. Now the police in Dunn want to blame the dogs for their impotence and ban pit bulls. I'm not a criminology major, but maybe if we took away the incentives and the rewards we could rid ourselves of the real menaces. People like this guy.

  • dixiechic Feb 29, 2012

    Throw him under the jail!!

  • got2bsaid Feb 29, 2012

    Good Job to everyone involved in finding this operation and busting it wide open.

  • burnnurse19812 Feb 29, 2012

    Sick, just sick. How do people think this kind of behavior is okay and/or acceptable?

  • proud-bleeding-heart Feb 29, 2012

    His party's over.

  • harleysfather60 Feb 29, 2012

    Guns, moonshine and dog fighting. Dont we all wish we could have more folks like this in our community. It would not surprise me if he decided to get into politics.

  • Mollers Feb 29, 2012

    "How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. ~ George Washington Carver

  • dirkdiggler Feb 29, 2012

    'springer pole'? its called a SPRING pole, not a springer pole. my dog loved hers and it was great exercise and play. it's too bad there are bozos out there abusing these wonderful creatures instead of giving them the lives they deserve.