May 23, 2019
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Following a months-long investigation, a man was indicted this week with seven counts of dog fighting and seven counts of animal cruelty.
At about 1:20 p.m. on Nov. 28, 2018, Animal Services officers responded to a residence in the 4300 block of Bridgewood Road for a report that a known adult male was fighting dogs. Animal Services officers seized seven dogs that were at the residence; all of the dogs appeared to have previous injuries consistent with dog fighting.
Following a lengthy investigation by Animal Services officers, the facts of this case were presented to a Chesterfield County Grand Jury, which returned indictments for seven counts of dog fighting and seven counts of animal cruelty for Shawn D. Carter, 47.
Carter, of the 4300 block of Bridgewood Road, was arrested on Wednesday, May 22. He is currently being held without bond at the Chesterfield County Jail.
Photo: Shawn D. Carter