Alleged Dog-Fighting Operation Raided
The Polk County Police Department and SWAT team, Polk County Sheriff Kelly McClendon and his team, and Polk County District Attorney Robert Brooks conducted a raid on an alleged dog-fighting facility at 569 Cashtown Loop Road in Aragon. The raid has rescued 33 abused dogs and four people are in custody.Devecio Rowland was arrested and charged with dog fighting, cruelty to animals, possession of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance. Trinice Crews was arrested and charged with dog fighting, cruelty to animals, possession of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance. The raid is the result of a confidential lead from a tip line sponsored by Norred & Associates, an Atlanta-based security firm. Norred investigators contacted the local law enforcement agency and together they conducted a joint investigation. The Atlanta Humane Society deployed their Humane Emergency Animal Rescue Team (HEART) and their fifth-wheel trailer to help evaluate and treat the dogs and transport them to an undisclosed location.