Crime

Macon man indicted in dogfighting, animal cruelty case

Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King

A Macon man arrested in April on dogfighting and animal cruelty charges was indicted Tuesday.

Martin Luther King, 39, faces charges that include one count of dogfighting and 11 counts of cruelty to animals.

On April 6, authorities said they found several dogs that hadn’t been fed and some kept in unventilated cages on Log Cabin Drive in west Macon. The breed of the animals wasn’t mentioned in the indictment.

A Bibb County sheriff’s statement at the time said King had left the dogs at that address upon his eviction the previous fall.

According to the indictment, one of the dogs was “locked inside a wooden box with wire mesh on the sides that was wrapped in opaque plastic sheets with no food and molding hay for the dog to sleep on.”

One of the animal cruelty counts alleges that King left one dog “tethered in an area covered with broken glass” with “a bucket of filthy water” to drink.

Water for one of the dogs was “in an old hubcap,” the indictment noted.

Information from Telegraph archives was used in this article.

Joe Kovac Jr.: 478-744-4397, @joekovacjr

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