88 people arrested at S.C. cockfight

February 25, 2008

LIBERTY, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say 88 people have been charged
after attending a cockfight in Liberty over the weekend.

Anderson County deputies say they set up surveillance for about
a month after hearing complaints about cockfighting in the area.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Susann Griffin says officers busted a
fight Sunday and charged 88 people with the presence of a
cockfighting event. All of them were ticketed and released.

Griffin says the property owner, 38-year-old Henry Stargel, was
charged with ill treatment of animals and being in the presence of
a cockfighting event.

Attempts to reach Stargel were unsuccessful Monday. A phone
number at the property was disconnected and deputies did not know
if Stargel had an attorney.

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