Lewis Pitts also received five years for aggravated cruelty to animals, 12 months for misdemeanor theft by taking misdemeanor, and another 12 months for misdemeanor obstruction of officer.
The sentences will run concurrent for a total of five years with the first 180 days in the Jones County LEC suspended upon entry into a probation detention center for 180 days.
The remainder of the sentence may be served on probation.
Assistant District Attorney Keagan Waystack prosecuted the case in Jones County Superior Court Jan. 31, with Judge Trent Brown presiding over the case.
Waystack told the court that the crime occurred Sept. 16, 2012. Gray Police officers received a tip about dogfighting and found Pitts in the woods.
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