Cottage Hill Man Sentenced For Cockfighting

June 11, 2018

A Cottage Hill man has been sentenced for cockfighting.

Terry Maurus Jackson, 59, was sentenced to three years probation. He will not be allowed to possess any animal during the three year period. Jackson was arrested in June 2017 at his home on McKenzie Road and charged with three counts of animal fighting and three counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Escambia County deputies executed a search warrant at Jackson’s residence for narcotics and found cockfighting roosters, cockfighting paraphernalia, cockfighting trophies and pictures of roosters. Escambia County Animal control was then contacted, along with the State Attorney’s Office.

Animal control reported that the roosters’ talons had been cut and prepared for cockfighting, according to court documents. They were also found to have injuries consistent with cockfighting.

Paraphernalia seized from the home included “Gamecock” magazine;  medications, needles, syringes, saws, spurs and hooks; a written journal and cockfighting trophies. Written on one of the trophies were the words “1st Place — 5-Cock Derby — Poor Man’s Club 3-18-17″.

Schedule III narcotics associated were cockfighting were also seized, according to court documents, including Trenbolone, Testosterone Propionate and Testerone Acetate. file photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.


9 Responses to “Cottage Hill Man Sentenced For Cockfighting”

  1. Billy Bob on June 12th, 2018 4:12 pm

    I agree bobby. It’s chickens people he didn’t kill anybody

  2. Mike Honcho on June 11th, 2018 9:41 pm

    That’s the difference between dog and cockfighting
    Bet Mike Vick wishes he had made that choice.

  3. phillip on June 11th, 2018 8:16 pm

    what logic did you use to reach that conclusion ricky bobby harp

  4. bobby harp on June 11th, 2018 4:40 pm

    Maybe we should also protest boxing and cage fighting cruelty to humans !

  5. EMD on June 11th, 2018 12:38 pm

    I agree that the sentence is way too light. However, it will not be fair if MANY others are not arrested also. I believe that inflicting pain on any living, breathing creature is heinous and sinful and NEEDS to be punished. Everyone needs to know what God’s Word says about animal cruelty. Just Google, “Animal Cruelty” in The Bible. Our own intellect should tell us this is wrong. What if the tables were turned and animals treated us as some of us treat them? Think about it. Does “others” in The Golden Rule, just mean other humans? Oh yeah………all do not observe that one either.

  6. paul on June 11th, 2018 11:07 am

    The payroll of all of those county workers there probably cost more than his fines.. Something isn’t right here..

  7. Sid on June 11th, 2018 11:00 am

    This is just the tip of the iceberg. There has to be others participating, too.

  8. Wondering on June 11th, 2018 8:24 am

    WHEN will animal abusers get more severe punishments?! They always get a slap on the wrist!!

  9. Trocarman on June 11th, 2018 4:19 am

    Probation? Seriously? A lot of excellent police work done on this case. Seems like just a slap on the wrist.

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