Brantley man to plead guilty in dog fighting case

Published 9:59 am Friday, April 25, 2014

William Antone Edwards, of Brantley, has filed papers in federal court stating his intent to plead guilty to dog fighting charges.

A federal judge in Montgomery has scheduled his plea hearing for next week.

The arrests spanned multiple states and followed a four-year federal investigation that included officers attending fights and arresting individuals with bloody dogs in their vehicles.

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Edwards will be the 10th of 14 defendants to plead guilty. Of the remaining four, two are still slated for trial and two are seeing pre-trial diversion programs.