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2 more charged in dog-fighting case

Sep 26, 2011 4:03:00 PM - thestate.com
Two more people are facing charges in connection with a dog-fighting case earlier this month in northern Richland County, the Sheriff’s Department announced today.

Jolisa Cole, 20, is charged with knowingly attending a dog fight, and Santerrio Smith, 23, is charged with two counts of attempted murder, according to Richland County deputies. A tip led to the arrests of Smith and Cole Friday, deputies said.

The arrests stem from a Sept. 8 complaint to the Sheriff’s Department, about dogs barking in the woods between 633 and 647 Camp Ground Road, according to reports. Deputies responding to the call found several dogs chained to the ground with evidence of mistreatment, reports said, and several people were on site watching two pit bull dogs fight.

One person, Stanley Taylor, 23, was arrested at the scene Sept. 8 and charged with two counts of felony dog fighting.

Smith was out of jail on $150,000 bond on an unrelated attempted murder charge and is now at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, according to reports, while Taylor and Cole are out on bond.

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