GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - A Greensboro man has been arrested on charges of cockfighting and animal cruelty.
The Guilford County sheriff's office says Umberto Almazan Rubio was arrested Wednesday after officers searched his home. Animal control officers seized more than 100 roosters, hens and chicks.
Deputies say they learned Rubio was using his home for cockfighting and to raise roosters to fight. Officers found drugs to make the birds larger and stronger.
Deputies say there were tethers in the ground that can be used to train the birds.
Officers say most of the roosters were kept in poor, cramped conditions.
Rubio is charged with two felony counts of cockfighting, one misdemeanor count of animal cruelty and altering the serial number on a gun.
It was not clear if Rubio has a lawyer.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Norfolk Police are investigating the cause of death for male found unconscious on the beach.
A Freedom of Information Act response from the Norfolk Police Department reveals more details about the attack of a woman at the Ross department store at Military Circle last week.
Beach Events is reviewing policies and procedures after a float caught fire during the TowneBank Holiday Parade Saturday night.