Judgment day for Cleveland man who ran dog fighting ring

Judgment day for Cleveland man who ran dog fighting ring

The Cleveland man who admitted to running a dog fighting ring was sentenced to prison on Monday.

Collin Rand, Jr. pleaded guilty to dog fighting, cruelty to animals, cruelty against a companion animal, trafficking and carrying a concealed weapon.

He was sentenced to serve six months in jail and ordered to pay a $6,000 fine.

On December 22, 2011, a search warrant was executed at Rand's residence located at 745 East 91st Street in Cleveland.

Police discovered several dogs in the basement of the residence along with additional dogs tied up in the backyard. Many of the animals appeared to be malnourished and had open wounds. A treadmill was found in the kitchen with plywood sides to contain the dogs, and a plywood fighting ring was affixed to one corner of the basement.

There were also signs of drug activity that included a bag of marijuana and electronic scales with cocaine residue.

On December 23, 2011, an arrest warrant was issued for Rand, 33, of Cleveland. He turned himself in to Cleveland Police on December 27, 2011.

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