Dogfighting Ring Leader Charged With Another Charge in Lauderdale County

Lauderdale County, AL: Due to the presence of additional federal accusations, the charges that were brought against a man who was accused of operating a dogfighting ring have been put on hold.

During the month of October 2022, Lamarcus Ricks turned himself up when the authorities discovered the dogfighting and seized many canines from a property in Tuscumbia.

The charges against him included over sixty counts of animal cruelty and seventeen counts of dogfighting. His release from the Colbert County Jail was a result of his bond.

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The federal government has taken Ricks into custody on drug accusations. Chris Connolly, the district attorney for Lauderdale County, has stated that the case is still continuing and has been “withdrawn” administratively pending the determination of the federal allegations.

As far as he is concerned, the district attorney’s office is still planning to bring charges against Ricks once the federal authorities have completed their investigation.

There will be a plea hearing for Ricks on March 19 at 2:00 p.m., and it will take place in the Huntsville Federal Courthouse.