Chickens Come Home to Roost After Cockfighting Ring Gets Busted
LEVELLAND, TX -- Hockley County Sheriff deputies arrested two men and seized more than 100 birds in an alleged cockfighting ring just west of Lubbock.
Authorities said both suspects, Kenny Grubbs and Eulogio Guerrero Jr., were charged with felony cockfighting counts following last Friday's search of a property near Levelland.
More than 40 people were detained as deputies searched the area. Of those individuals detained, 37 of them were cited for misdemeanors related to cockfighting.
Cockfighting is illegal in Texas under Texas Penal code 42.105.
Authorities found 107 birds at the scene, along with sharp blades associated with cockfighting.
Five birds were found deceased during the search.