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Johnston Man Charged With Cruelty To Animals

Posted June 10, 2004 12:08 p.m. EDT

— The Johnston County Sheriff's Office has another pit bull fighting case on its hands.

Elgato Savage, 26, is charged with cruelty to animals.

Deputies found a dead dog and several injured ones on his property in Clayton. A neighbor reported Savage to police, saying he was fighting the dogs.

In February, a major dogfighting ring turned up in Johnston County.