83-Year-Old Charged in Cockfighting Ring

Sheffield Township, OH - An elderly man is facing charges in connection to a cockfighting ring in Lorain County.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for 83-year-old Felix Rosario - the owner of the property where the July raid took place.

Deputies confiscated over 40 birds from Rosario's property.

He faces three counts of animal fighting and a charge of cruelty to animals - all the charges are misdemeanors.

The animal fighting charges each carry a maximum penalty of 90-days behind bars and a $750 fine while the cruelty charge carries up to 30-days in jail and a $250 fine.

No word on Rosario's whereabouts at this time.