Nov 17, 2016 Harvey Man Charged with Training Pit Bulls for Dogfighting

Harvey - A Harvey man has been charged with training dogs to fight at his south suburban home.

Tyran Johnson, 59, faces one count of possession of dogfighting equipment, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

Sheriff’s police received a tip that Johnson was training dogs to fight at his home in the 14700 block of Washington Avenue in Harvey.

On Nov. 4, investigators executed a search warrant at his home and found four dogs, one of whom had scars and appeared to be underweight, another who had scars, another who was underweight and another who appeared to be healthy, according to the sheriff’s office.
AFour dogs were found at the home in south suburban Harvey
(Credit: Cook County sheriff’s office)
They also found a modified treadmill and spring poles among other equipment associated with dogfighting.

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