Suspect Sentenced in Dogfighting Bust

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Columbia, SC (WOLO)-- A man accused of cutting the ears off of puppies with a box cutter will spend a year in prison.

Sheriff Leon Lott says James Green was sentenced to one year in prison for his involvement in a dogfighting ring that was broken up in Richland County in 2011.

In September of 2011, deputies responded to a location on Campground Rd. where they say they found a dog fight in progress.

Several people were arrested in connection with the bust.

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