Milwaukee man to be sentenced for dog fighting - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Milwaukee man to be sentenced for dog fighting

Posted: Updated:

 MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Milwaukee man convicted of participating in dog fighting ring is scheduled to be sentenced.  Thomas S. Zollicoffer pleaded guilty Monday to training pit bulls to fight and arranging their bouts.  The 25-year-old faces a maximum penalty of 4 1/2 years in prison and a $20,000 fine when he's sentenced Wednesday morning.

Prosecutors say Zollicoffer hosted dog fights, and sometimes killed dogs by hanging them from his basement beams.

He was one of at least 13 people arrested in April, as part of what authorities described as a countywide dog fighting ring.  Investigators recovered 22 living dogs, as well as the fresh corpse of a bloody dog in one suspect's backyard.

Zollicoffer's defense attorney has yet to comment.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Anna Engelhart at 608-661-2767. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.