Deputy discovers alleged dog fighting operation while tracking unrelated suspect

Deputy discovers alleged dog fighting operation while tracking unrelated suspect
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POSTED: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 11:54am

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 1:03pm

A deputy in Ascension Parish made a shocking discovery in Donaldsonville on Sunday. While pursuing an unrelated suspect, he ended up in the middle of what he believes to be a dog fighting operation.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that a deputy was involved in a foot chase on Sunday, July 1. The deputy ended up in the backyard of a home occupied by Brittany Ward and Joseph Duncan. He witnessed four dogs chained up with no access to food or water. A fifth dog was also chained, but appeared to be dead.

The Sheriff’s Office later investigated and believe the dogs may have been part of a dog fighting operation. That’s because they say the animals were covered with scars typically seen on fighters.

Deputies arrested Ward, but are still seeking Duncan.

NBC33's Alex Deiro is tracking this story. She spoke to the mother of Brittany Ward, who says her daughter had nothing to do with this and she actually loves animals.

Make sure to catch this story on NBC33 News at 6:30 p.m.

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They should throw both & all the rest thats envolved in the same pit with the dogs! Let the dogs have at them like the dead one!

All I can say is this is disgusting. I hope these people rot in jail and her baby doesn't ever have to know what a heartless, cruel, and evil mother it has. These people don't deserve to breathe the same air as me or any other compassionate, caring person with a heart. If I could sick a dog on them I would do it in a heartbeat!! May they get the punishment they so deserve. Payback's a bitch!

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