Lauderdale Co. man arrested for dogfighting

Lauderdale Co. man arrested for dogfighting
Published: Oct. 31, 2022 at 9:17 AM CDT
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LAUDERDALE Co., Ala. (WAFF) - A man in Lauderdale County was arrested and charged with 17 counts of dogfighting and over 60 counts of animal cruelty.

Earlier in October authorities seized multiple dogs from a property in Tuscumbia after discovering the dog fighting. The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office obtained warrants for Lamarcus Ricks after the incident.

According to the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office, Ricks turned himself in on Oct. 28 and has since been released on bond.

In 2002, Ricks was charged with the murder of LaPatrick Anderson, he pleaded not guilty to this charge. According to court documents, Ricks changed his plea to guilty but to the lesser charge of conspiracy to commit robbery, 1st degree. Ricks was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Over the last month, over 90 dogs have been seized between Lauderdale County and Colbert County.