HCPD dog fighting operation

Police discovered a dog fighting operation while serving a search warrant Wednesday, according to Horry County Police.

Four individuals were arrested and 18 dogs were seized after authorities discovered a dog fighting operation Wednesday, according to information provided by Horry County Police Department.

Police discovered the operation while serving a search warrant on the 6000 block of Persimmons Road in the Aynor area, a release said.

The 17 pit bulls and one mastiff that were seized are being held at the Horry County Animal Care Center.

Four people have been charged in connection with the case.

Erica Wilson is charged with possession of cocaine, first offense, unlawful conduct toward a child and violation of animal fighting & baiting act.

Tran Graham is charged with unlawful conduct toward a child, violation of animal fighting & baiting act, 15 counts of cruelty toward animals and 14 counts of violation of Horry County Ordinance 4-3(c) tethering section.

Roy Dew is charged with violating animal fighting & baiting act.

Kendrick Butler is charged with violating animal fighting & baiting act, 15 counts of cruelty toward animals and 14 counts of violation of Horry County Ordinance 4-3(c) tethering section.

"Those who engage in these crimes will be held accountable," the release said.

Anyone with information about a possible crime is asked to call the HCPD tip line at 843-915-8477.

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