Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-025

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 24, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Several Arrests Made At Cockfighting Event

    A horse barn in Seffner was the stage for cockfighting.
    • Sunday
    • January 23, 2011
    • Time: 12:15 PM
    • 1706 Kingsway Road
    • Seffner, FL


    Cristobal Lara
    DOB 10-21-73
    5307 Glen Harwell Road
    Plant City, FL
    Charge: Attending Animal Fight

    Eduardo Gonzalez Lopez
    DOB 10-13-88
    5204 Guadalupe Blvd.
    Wimauma, FL
    Charges: Attending Animal Fight
    Loitering or Prowling

    Jesus Roblero
    DOB 04-14-79
    14512 Clinton Road
    Dover, FL
    Charge: Attending Animal Fight

    Martin Doniaz, Jr.
    DOB 12-15-81
    35917 Valley Brook Avenue
    Zephyrhills, FL
    Charge: Attending Animal Fight

    Luis Aleman
    DOB 02-05-64
    4050 SB Merrion Road
    Lakeland, FL
    Charge: Attending Animal Fight


    Jorge Limas
    DOB 08-22-69
    15025 Manatee Avenue
    Dade City, FL
    Charge: Attending Animal Fight   


    On January 23, 2011, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s patrol deputies responded to a complaint at 1706 Kingsway Road in Seffner regarding an in progress cockfighting violation. Upon the deputies arrival numerous subjects fled the scene. The deputies discovered a large scale cockfight event was set up in a horse barn situated on the property. Deputies apprehended 6 subjects at the scene. Detectives executed a court authorized search warrant for evidence. An arena was set up in the middle of the barn and in 12 horse stalls were multiple roosters in crates, boxes and running loose with spurs on their legs. Detectives recovered 97 live roosters and found 9 dead ones. Numerous items of cockfighting paraphernalia were also seized from the location. Approximately 40 vehicles were left at the location by subjects who were believed to be attending the illegal event and fled on foot when deputies arrived. The property owner had the vehicles towed. The investigation continues.

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