Canton man arrested on 9 counts of felony dogfighting – WSB-TV Channel 2

CANTON, Ga. – A Canton man was arrested for the crime of dog fighting after officers searched his home.

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Marshal Cherokee’s Office executed a search warrant at a home on Union Hill Road on December 6 as part of an animal cruelty investigation.


Evidence at home leads marshals to the arrest of 58-year-old Randall Larry Thaxton.

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Thaxton was charged with nine counts of felony dogfighting and nine counts of animal cruelty. Officers removed nine dogs from the property with the help of the Cherokee County Animal Shelter. The dogs’ current conditions have not been released.