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Cock Fighting Bust In Bedford County

Deputies from the Bedford County Sheriff’s department recently answered a domestic violence call and got a surprise when they discovered a cock fight. Charlie B. Seibers, 61, owner of the farm where the fights were taking place was arrested and released without a bond being set, Bedford County Jail records indicate. Several dead chickens were found but no live poultry. The deputies said more than 100 people were at the location. No crowd members were arrested, due to the presence of only two deputies to handle 100 people. There were bleachers set up inside a barn according to police. The Humane Society of the United States says Tennessee is one of only 10 states in the nation that punishes cockfighting as a misdemeanor instead of a felony. -Thanks to the Shelbyville Times-Gazette-