Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-509

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 20, 2013
    • Contact Person:
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    • 813/247-8060

    Aggravated Animal Cruelty

    Deputies discover dog fighting operation.
    • Thursday
    • December 19, 2013
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 1312 N. Parsons Avenue
    • Seffner

    Arrested:


    Conrad P. Warren
    DOB: 11/07/1973
    1312 N. Parsons Avenue
    Seffner

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    Charges:

    • Aggravated Cruelty to Animals (4 Counts)
    • Batting, Breeding, Owning or Possessing Animals for Fighting (7 counts)
    • Owning Equipment for Animal Fighting

    Details:

    On December 19, 2013, HCSO detectives assigned to the Special Investigation Division and investigators with Hillsborough County Animal Services responded to a complaint of dog fighting at 1312 N. Parsons Ave in Seffner.

    When detectives arrived, they met with the property owner Conrad Warren who cooperated and allowed inspection of his property. During the inspection, detectives noticed numerous kennels set up and housing dogs identified as Boxers. Those dogs looked to be in good health, but none of them were up to date with their shots.

    A second location was spotted in a wooded area at the north end of the property. Detectives walked back to that area and discovered six adult dogs and one puppy identified as pit bulls (commonly used for dog fighting), chained to stakes. An investigator with Hillsborough County Animal Services examined the dogs and found that one dog had fresh wounds and the others had scars consistent with dog fights.

    Near the pit bulls, was a shed which contained four wooden 2'x20' pieces of plywood, which is used for the sides of a dog fighting cage or ring. Also located hidden in the woods was a tread mill which was the type specifically used to train fighting dogs and has no other purpose.

    Warren told detectives that the Boxer dogs were his but he only took care of the pit bulls for other people. He stated he was paid $50 for each dog, each month to feed and water them. He said he was not aware the dogs where being used for fighting and how the dogs got their scars.

    Animal Services seized the seven dogs and the dog fighting equipment. The investigation continues with additional arrest pending.

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