Five eastern St. Tammany men and one Mississippi man have been arrested for dog fighting, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain announced today.
The Sheriff’s Office received a call about a suspected dog fight just before 11:00 PM on March 20th. Deputies responding to the address—60311 Short Ln, Slidell—found six males standing in front of the residence. One of the men had blood on his hands.
An investigation led deputies to both physical and visual evidence of a recent dog fight. A pen used for the fight was discovered in a wooded area near the residence and drops of blood were observed on a trail leading to the pen. A wounded pit-bull terrier was also found outside the residence.
The six men were interviewed and all were subsequently arrested and booked with dog fighting. Arrested were:
Willie Ducre (60311 Short Ln, Slidell – B/M – DOB: 10/30/1972)
Jamie Harris (60045 Javery Rd, Slidell – B/M – DOB: 12/5/1974)
Orlando Gillum (38175 Derogers Ln, Alton – B/M – DOB: 4/6/1972)
Anthony Thompson (37264 Powell Rd, Slidell – B/M – DOB: 1/14/1979)
Curtis Smith (39253 Red Rooster Rd, Pearl River – B/M – DOB: 9/19/1971)
George Plummer (2816 Dixie Dr, Picayune, MS – B/M – DOB: 2/5/1973)
Plummer was found to have a concealed weapon without proper permitting and was additionally booked with illegal carrying of a concealed weapon.
Ducre, Harris and Gillum were released on 3/21 on $10,000 bond. Plummer was released on 3/22 on $10,750 bond. Thompson was released on 3/22 on $10,000 bond.
While speaking with deputies, Ducre admitted to hosting the dog fight at his residence and claimed ownership of the wounded dog.
Animal Control was called to take custody of the wounded animal.
Dogfighting carries a fine of not less than one thousand dollars nor more than twenty-five thousand dollars and/ or imprisonment with or without hard labor for not less than one year nor more than ten years.