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Case ID: 17682
Classification: Fighting
Animal: dog (pit-bull)
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Sunday, Mar 20, 2011

County: Saint Tammany

Disposition: Alleged

Alleged:
» Willie Ray Ducre
» Anthony Thompson
» Jamie Jerome Harris
» Orlando Jame Gillum
» Curtis Dwayne Smith
» George Plummer

Six men were arrested on dog fighting charges after deputies found evidence of illegal activity after getting a call of a reported fight in Slidell on March 20.

According to St. Tammany Parish spokesman George Bonnett, the sheriff's office received a call about a suspected dog fight and when they arrived at 60311 Short Lane in Slidell they found six men in front of the residence, one with blood on his hands.

Bonnett said an investigation led deputies to evidence of a recent dog fight. Deputies said they found a pen near a wooded area and blood on a trail leading to the pen.

An injured pit bull terrier was also found nearby.

The six men were interviewed and all were subsequently arrested and booked with dog fighting. Arrested were:

Willie Ducre (60311 Short Ln, Slidell - B/M - DOB: 10/30/1972)
Jamie Harris (60045 Javery Rd, Slidell - B/M - DOB: 12/5/1974)
Orlando Gillum (38175 Derogers Ln, Alton - B/M - DOB: 4/6/1972)
Anthony Thompson (37264 Powell Rd, Slidell - B/M - DOB: 1/14/1979)
Curtis Smith (39253 Red Rooster Rd, Pearl River - B/M - DOB: 9/19/1971)
George Plummer (2816 Dixie Dr, Picayune, MS B/M - DOB: 2/5/1973)

Bonnett said that while speaking with deputies, Ducre admitted to hosting the dog fight at his residence and claimed ownership of the wounded dog.

Ducre and the other men were arrested and charged with dog fighting, which carries a fine of between $1,000 and $25,000 and/or one to 10 years in jail.

St. Tammany Parish Animal Services took custody of the dog, whose current condition is not being released because of the pending charges.

No other dogs were located at the residence.

Many of the men arrested have prior convictions for drug, battery and domestic abuse charges.

Plummer was also found to be in possession of a concealed weapon without proper permitting and was also arrested on that charge.

Ducre, Harris, Smith and Gillum were released from the St. Tammany Parish Jail on March 21 on a $10,000; Plummer was released on March 22 on a $10,750 bond; and Thompson was released on March 22 on a $10,000 bond.

Bonnett said the investigation into the incident is ongoing, and it is unknown how often or for how long the dogfights have been occurring at the residence. It is also unknown how many other dogs were involved as well as if other individuals participated in the fights.

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