9 arrested in cockfighting bust in Abbeville
ABBEVILLE- Police have arrested nine Abbeville residents for cockfighting in the back yard of an Abbeville home.
Authorities received a tip in May that gambling on cockfighting may have been going on in a yard with a tall, wooden fence. Police say a juvenile also was allegedly selling alcoholic beverages to attendees of the fights.
Louisiana in 2008 banned cockfighting - in which trained roosters battle, often to death.
Facing one count each of cockfighting, contributing to the delinquency of juveniles and operating alcohol sales without a permit is 36-year-old Roland J. Brailey. Police Wednesday also arrested 33-year-old Dasakima Taylor on one count each of cockfighting and letting a disorderly place and 23-three-year-old Carleen Grogan with letting a disorderly place.
Six others face charges for participating in cockfighting.