Monday, December 17, 2001

Police charge man with dog fighting

        A 28-year-old Avondale man was arrested Sunday and charged with dog fighting after a Cincinnati police officer said he saw pit bulls battling behind a residence.

        Gary Myles of the 700 block of North Crescent Avenue was charged with dog fighting, cruelty to animals and tampering with evidence.

        The officer saw three pit bulls fighting in the back of a home in the 800 block of Blair Avenue, Cincinnati police said.

        Mr. Myles took one injured dog inside the residence and tried to clean him up, police said. The dog had numerous wounds to his head and body, they said.


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