Upon the Deputies arrival, they noticed a group of subjects and vehicles parked at the rear of the property near a shed.
Upon seeing the Deputies approaching, the group of subjects at the event fled into the wood line taking some of the roosters with them.
After arriving on scene, Deputies located a collapsible rooster-fighting ring under a shed and a toolbox full of accessories to fit a rooster for fighting. The toolbox also included medicine to treat the Rooster’s injuries.
The ring was littered with Rooster feathers and blood. Near the shed, there was a dice table setup and was being used at the time Rooster fighting event was occurring.
The subjects who setup the event also had two Bar-B-Que pits grilling food. They also located ice chests full of beer. Deputies confiscated four fighting roosters which were turned over to St. Landry Parish Animal Control. One dead rooster was located in a barrel next to the shed where the fight was occurring.
Deputies were unsure how many subjects were at the event, but did identify fifteen vehicles on the property, where the rooster fighting event occurred.
All these vehicles were checked and a list of owners was identified from the license plate on each vehicle.
Deputies located one subject in the wooded area who admitted he was there watching the rooster fights. This matter is still under investigation and arrests are pending.
Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz said, “This type of illegal activity will not be tolerated in St. Landry Parish. Participants and property owner(s) will be interviewed and the appropriate action will be taken, whether it’s on the Federal level or local level."