Friday, April 23, 2010


Richard Bullock, Jonol Morrow & Demetris Wyatt are charged with felony counts of Promoting Dog Fighting in an apartment in the 1000 block of N. Kilbourn Ave. Five other alleged gang members are charged with misdemeanor counts of Attending/Patronizing a Dog Fight.

Chicago Police arrested eight alleged gang members during a dog fight at a home in the 1000 block of North Kilbourn Avenue April 18. The 11th district officers responded to complaints by concerned citizens about the situation in the 2-story home where spectators watched pit bulls fighting inside the first-floor apartment.
    Officers arriving on the scene heard dogs barking and crying as they approached the home. Inside the first-floor apartment, officers discovered three pit bulls suffering from such extensive injuries that the animals had to be euthanized. Officers also rescued another pit bull that was locked inside the trunk of a 1985 Buick Regal.
    Richard Bullock, 28, of the 4400 block of West Madison Street, Jonol Morrow, 28, of the 4400 block of West Rice, and Demetris Wyatt, 23, of the 4900 block of West Augusta Boulevard, were each charged with one felony count of Promoting Dog Fighting.
    Antonio Curry, 29, of the 700 block of North Central Park; Pierre Dixon, 26, of the 1100 block of South Albany Avenue; Larry Green, 33, of the 1200 block of South Central Park Avenue; Yarmell Ruffin, 25, of the 5200 block of West Congress Parkway; and Austin Shaffer, 23, of the 1000 block of North Kilbourn Avenue, were each charged with a misdemeanor count of Attending/ Patronizing a Dog Fight.
    Several of the occupants of the house attempted to flee, but police were able to apprehend all of them. Two unregistered handguns were seized, along with crack cocaine, cannabis, and dog fighting equipment.
    Mental health experts warn that people who instigate dog fights and people who enjoy seeing animals hurt often have potentially dangerous psychiatric disorders that can be exhibited in acts of domestic violence and antisocial acts of violence directed at other humans. Many serial killers and sex offenders have histories that include torturing animals.

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