Eight people were arrested and at least four pit bulls were rescued after police witnessed organized dogfighting take place in a Dolton industrial park Wednesday night. | Cook County Sheriff's Police photo
Updated: December 9, 2012 1:27PM
Eight people were charged Saturday after authorities broke up a dogfight Wednesday at an industrial park.
The eight people were charged with a felony count of attending or patronizing a dogfight, according to a release from the Cook County Sheriff’s office. They are all expected to appear back in court on Tuesday.
Sheriff’s police helped bust the dogfight Wednesday night in the 1500 block of 142nd Street in Dolton.
Authorities were tipped off about the fight when a resident called police about 7 p.m., Dolton spokeswoman TaQuoya Kennedy said.
Two people were immediately arrested and six others were cuffed after they were found hiding in the rafters of the building, sheriff’s spokesman Frank Bilecki said.
At least 10 pit bulls were found and received medical treatment at a local humane society after showing signs of abuse and improper care, Kennedy said.
Those arrested and charged were:
◆ Reginald Bailey, 26, of Dolton, who was being held in lieu of $20,000.
◆ Rolando Davidson, 43, of Harvey, who was being held in lieu of $15,000.
◆ Michael Dubose, 56, of Country Club Hills, who was being held in lieu of $15,000.
◆ Anthony Fugate, 27, of Beecher, who was being held in lieu of $10,000.
◆ Donald Hudgins, 45, of Chicago, who was being held in lieu of $25,000.
◆ Willie McCray, 26, of Calumet City, who was denied bond because of a prior arrest warrant for murder.
◆ Shaquille Middleton, 18, of Country Club Hills, who was being held in lieu of $10,000.
◆ Arnulfo Salgado-Sanchez, 35, of Harvey, who was being held in lieu of $15,000.