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Man charged in dog fighting ring ordered to work at animal shelter

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James Allen (l) and Christopher Allen (r) James Allen (l) and Christopher Allen (r)
SCOTTSBORO, AL (WAFF) -

A second man charged in a dog fighting operation in Jackson County won't serve any jail time after making a plea deal.

James Allen's prison sentence was suspended, but he was ordered to do a lot of community service at the local animal shelter.

Allen has entered a guilty plea to misdemeanor cruelty to animals. He was ordered Friday to serve a two year suspended jail sentence and ordered to serve 100 hours of community service at the Scottsboro Animal Shelter.

Christopher Eugene Allen was sentenced in June after pleading guilty to dog fighting. He was sentenced to serve nine months behind bars and also do 100 hours of community service.

The pair along with Richard Humphrey were arrested earlier this year after Hollywood police uncovered what they said was a dog fighting ring in the town.

Ten pit bulls were confiscated and several were later put up for adoption.

Allen was also ordered not to own or possess a dog for two years.

Trial for Humphrey could come in late October.

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