Dog fighting charges were filed Friday morning against a Minneapolis man arrested in connection with an investigation that raided 10 addresses earlier this week.
Leroy Longs, 34, is charged with one count of felony animal fighting. According to the criminal complaint, he kept dogs in 8 locations and trained them for fighting.
Minneapolis police and animal control officers executed search warrants at 10 addresses on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Officers seized 18 pit bulls, including five puppies. Two guns, a dog fighting training manual and an unspecified amount of drugs and supplies associated with dog fighting were also seized.
The dogs were found in fairly good condition, but many had injuries consistent with dog fighting.