Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department Discovers Cockfighting Ring

By: News Release Email
By: News Release Email

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On Sunday afternoon, August 24th, Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputies were notified of a cock fighting event occurring at a barn located at 10330 W. 93rd Street North. Upon their arrival, they found 14 individuals engaged in an illegal cock fighting event.

Deputies observed several birds, 11 of which were dead or dying. Another 11 birds were removed in apparent good health. Various pieces of paraphernalia related to cock fighting were seized. Detectives found documentation of gambling and over $5,000 cash was seized. Animal control was called to care for the birds.

Twelve individuals were arrested and booked into jail on charges of cruelty to animal and/or unlawful conduct of cockfighting. Arrested in the incident were:

Catalina Leyva, 30 years old, charged with unlawful conduct of cockfighting;

Adan Leyva, 26 years old, charged with unlawful conduct of cockfighting;

Domingo Triana, 44 years old, charged with unlawful conduct of cockfighting and cruelty to animals;

Jose V. Salazar-Zuniga, 45 years old, charged with unlawful conduct of cockfighting;

Mario Salas, 18 years old, charged with unlawful conduct of cockfighting;

Jose C. Salas, 23 years old, charged with unlawful conduct of cockfighting;

Jorge H. Diaz, 23 years old, charged with unlawful conduct of cockfighting;

Celso H. Campa, 45 years old, charged with unlawful conduct of cockfighting and cruelty to animals;

Manuel H. Rocha, 28 years old, charged with unlawful conduct of cockfighting;

Inanacio Galvin, 34 years old, charged with unlawful conduct of cockfighting;

Felipe Salas, 55 years old, charged with unlawful conduct of cockfighting and cruelty to animals, and;

Martin Perez, 28 years of age, charged with unlawful conduct of cockfighting.

The case is currently being investigated and will be presented to the District Attorney's office for charging consideration.


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