Dog Fighting Charges Are Dropped Against Two Century Men

October 30, 2008

Charges have been dropped against two Century men that were accused of dog fighting in Santa Rosa County.

Jeffery Jay, 34, and Michael Anthony Jones, 38, both of Century, were charged with training or baiting animals for fighting.

A judge has tossed out the case against Jay and Jones because animal control officers accidentally euthanized pit bills that belonged to the two men. Only the dogs that belonged to a third man were supposed to be destroyed.

Raymond Eugene Teamer, 42, of Milton was charged  with 35 counts of training or baiting animals for fighting and two counts of possessing or selling dog fighting equipment, all third degree felonies, in connection with a raid on his property in Milton back in November of last year. He was sentenced in court Friday to 15 years in state prison.

The Century men were arrested in early November following a traffic stop as they left Teamer’s Milton home. Two fighting dogs were found in the back of their truck, according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Department. Other items that are used in the dog fighting community were also found in the vehicle. Both were released on $10,000 bond each the same day.

That traffic stop led to the search of Teamer’s home.

Investigators have been investigating Teamer for months in an effort to break up a large scale operation in which Teamer was breeding high dollar pit bulls for fighting other dogs in multiple states.

A search warrant was then obtained for Teamer’s residence. When the search warrant was executed, investigators found approximately 30 pit bull dogs located on the nine acre parcel of land owned by Teamer. These dogs were spread throughout Teamer’s property, chained fast to steel posts embedded in the ground with heavy industrial chains. The majority of the dogs had wounds, both fresh and healed, that are consistent with dog fighting activities. The investigation revealed that Teamer breeds these dogs specifically for the purpose of fighting. Numerous records, trophies, and other items were located on Teamer’s property that document Teamer’s activity of breeding, selling and fighting these dogs.

Multiple agencies and entities assisted with the investigation, including the collection and removal of the dogs from the property. The Flomaton Police Department as well as the Flomaton Animal Shelter also assisted in the investigation, due to the majority of the dog fights occurring in their jurisdiction.

Comments

2 Responses to “Dog Fighting Charges Are Dropped Against Two Century Men”

  1. The Annoyed Girl Who Lives With Her Mother and Sweet Pitt Bull on December 27th, 2010 10:21 am

    If you fight a dog, you belong in jail, PERIOD.

  2. Timothy Verret on October 30th, 2008 11:06 pm

    What an unbelievable travesty that Jeffery Jay and Michael Anthony Jones, were released because because animal control officers accidentally euthanized pit bills that belonged to the two men. It’s a fact that cowardly men enjoy dog fighting. And if the judge thinks this only affects the dogs, he better think again. Drugs and weapons and other illegal activities are always present at dog fights. The whole community pays dearly for this kind of cruelty. If Mr. Jay and Mr Jones so enjoy seeing a fight, why don’t they get in the ring and fight each other? No, they would rather sit on the sidelines like the cowards they are. The sad reality is that the only innocent ones in this case are the dogs, are yet they received the death sentence.





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