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Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009County: Travis
Charges: Felony CTA
Alleged: Randy Council
Austin police have charged a man with dog fighting in connection with an April incident in which witnesses say he forced his pit bull to fight another dog, according to an arrest affidavit.
According to the affidavit, officers were called to a vacant residence at the 8400 block of Riverstone Drive on April 15 in response to a 911 call about dog fighting. Detectives found two pit-bulls covered in blood in the backyard, badly injured from dog fighting, the affidavit said.
Witnesses told police that several men were encouraging two dogs to fight, the affidavit said. Witnesses said the men left in a white van as police arrived, the affidavit said. The dogs were taken to Town Lake Animal Shelter.
An employee at the shelter identified the owner of one of the dogs as 18-year-old Randy Council, the affidavit said. Neighbors near Council's residence at 6400 Auburn St. said he would often force dogs to fight in nearby woods, the affidavit said.
Council was charged with dogfighting, a state jail felony, last week. He is no longer in custody, according to Travis County jail records.
- Statesman Journal - May 18, 2009
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