Tuscumbia man arrested in dogfighting investigation

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Tuscumbia man is facing multiple animal cruelty-related charges following a recent investigation.

Lamarcus Dewane Ricks, 38, was charged with 17 counts of dogfighting and 68 counts of second-degree animal cruelty after his October 28 arrest.

Lamarcus Ricks (Lauderdale Co. Sheriff’s Department)

According to the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department, Ricks was taken into custody following an incident that resulted in the seizure of several dogs earlier this month.

Chief Deputy Joe Hamilton said Ricks surrendered on Friday but was later released the same day on $119,000 bond.


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