Three more arrests made in Alexandria dog fighting ring case

Three more arrests made in Alexandria dog fighting ring case
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Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 12:51pm

Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office Detectives have made three more arrests in their ongoing investigation into the dog fighting ring discovered on October 5.

Detectives have arrested Otis Cassanova Harris, 27, of Baker for Criminal Trespassing, Criminal Conspiracy, Possession of CDS III and Dog fighting. 

Harris came to RPSO to retrieve his vehicle that had been impounded the night of the incident. Narcotics were found in his vehicle and Harris admitted ownership of the drugs. 

Harris was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center and later released on a $16,750 bond. 

Furhtermore, detectives have arrested James Calvin Howard, 18 of Laurel, MS and Antonio McClendon, Sr., 40 of Hattiesburg, MS. for Criminal Trespassing, Criminal Conspiracy, Dog fighting and Resisting Arrest by Flight.

Both Howard and McClendon also came to RPSO to retrieve their impounded vehicles. Both were booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center and later released on a $5000 bond.

Detectives say the investigation is continuing and more arrests are likely. 

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