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Cherokee County cockfighting ring broken up, arrests pending

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - A large cockfight was raided in East Texas over the weekend, with some unexpected guests in attendance. Saturday night, the Alto Police Department and Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a cockfight taking place on County Road 2638. They identified about 50 people, took names, and say they will make arrests soon. They also seized 97 roosters, nine trailers, and a truck from the property.
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Multiple school districts posted to social media about an additional law enforcement presence - saying parents had no reason to be alarmed. At Jacksonville ISD, Police Chief Bill Avera said he was determined to keep things as normal as possible while also making use of the local police department for increased patrols.
JACKSONVILLE, TX
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97 Roosters Seized From Illegal Cockfighting Ring in Texas

Nearly 100 roosters have been seized after the Sheriff’s office got word of an illegal cockfighting ring in Cherokee County, Texas. On May 21st, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of suspicious activity on County Road 2638. According to the Sherrif’s Facebook page, when deputies arrived, they found evidence indicating a cockfighting derby had taken place, and they identified approximately 50 people.
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Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office uncovers cockfighting derby

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office says arrest warrants are pending for individuals and landowners involved in what they say was a cockfighting derby. According to the sheriff’s office, they responded to reports of suspicious activity on CR 2638 on May 21. Upon arrival,...
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Almost 100 roosters seized from Cherokee County cockfighting ring

CHEROKEE COUNTY — Nearly 100 roosters were seized from a Cherokee County cockfighting ring on Saturday night. According to our news partner KETK, deputies responded to reports of suspicious activity on CR 2638, and upon arrival, officials reportedly located evidence indicating that a cockfighting derby had taken place. Approximately 50 people were identified. According to officials, two trucks, nine trailers, and 97 roosters were seized. The case remains under investigation, with arrest warrants pending for landowners and individuals who were allegedly involved.
CHEROKEE COUNTY, TX
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Nearly 100 Roosters Seized From Texas Cockfighting Ring

On Saturday night, almost 100 roosters were removed from a cockfighting ring in Texas, according to local Fox affiliate KETK. Deputies in Cherokee County responded to reports of suspicious activity, and found evidence of a cockfighting ring and recent derby, according to officials. According to officials, approximately 50 people were...
CHEROKEE COUNTY, TX
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East Texas man killed in Cherokee County crash

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Texas — One person is dead following a one-vehicle crash in Cherokee County. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the wreck occurred Saturday, around 6:50 p.m., on Farm-to-Market Road 2962, just west of Reklaw. The preliminary investigation indicates a car, driven by Omar Gallardo Moreno,...
CHEROKEE COUNTY, TX

Kilgore man dead after crash in Cherokee County

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Texas (KETK) — A Kilgore man is dead after a crash in Cherokee County on Saturday evening around 6:20 p.m. The wreck happened on FM 2962, approximately two miles west of Reklaw. DPS investigation shows that Omar Gallardo Moreno, 51, was traveling northbound on FM 2962 in a 2006 Lexus ES330, approaching a […]
CHEROKEE COUNTY, TX

Cock Fighting Ring Busted in Alto, Texas with About 100 Roosters Seized

Its not uncommon for working folks to have a side hustle of some kind. Nothing wrong with bringing in a few extra bucks to either save or add to the vacation fund. But the ways some people want, or even like, to earn those extra bucks isn't for me and is just wrong. For instance, cock fighting. Is it really fun to throw down bets on a couple of angry birds in a backyard barn? Not really and these folks have been rightly arrested.
ALTO, TX
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