MacDill Airman Gets Charged For Dog-Fights

MacDill_Dog-Fighting_2013A senior airman at MacDill Air Force Base was arrested Tuesday, accused by authorities of animal cruelty, baiting and breeding dogs to fight, and possession of dog-fighting equipment.

Charged was Anthony Wilson Hughes, 22, of 13449 Silvercreek Drive in Riverview. He remained jailed Tuesday afternoon with bail set at $6,000.

The charges were lodged by Hillsborough County Animal Services investigators, who served a search warrant at the airman’s home in July. Investigators found two outdoor dogs, both American pit bulls between 40 and 60 pounds, that had signs they were in fights, said Pam Perry, a spokeswoman for Animal Services.


Source: TBO