Thu December 11, 2008
Graves Couple Charged with Animal Cruelty
By Casey Northcutt
Mayfield, KY – A grand jury will decide next week whether or not to indict Joanal and Amy Deberry for breeding dogs for fighting. Graves County Chief Deputy Dewayne Redmon says the two were arrested on November 5 when the police found 72 pit bulls located on their property. A veterinarian examined the animals, finding several scars on their bodies consistent with injuries from dogfighting. The Deberrys are charged with 30 counts of animal cruelty, and Redmon says each defendant could face up to 5 years in prison per charge.