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UPDATE: Tupelo man arrested for dogfighting ring

A man has been arrested in connection to a dogfighting ring in Pontotoc County.

Posted: Mar 17, 2019 9:12 PM
Updated: Mar 18, 2019 6:59 PM

PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) - A man has been arrested in connection to a dogfighting ring in Pontotoc County.

According to the Pontotoc County Sheriff's Department, 30-year-old Jamie Holmes of Tupelo is the suspect.

Jamie Dupree Holmes | Photo: Pontotoc County Sheriff's Department

Sheriff's deputies busted the ring Saturday night in the Longview community, and they managed to seize a wood frame fighting ring 

A dog named "Rainbow" died in a fight Saturday night, according to Second Chances Animal Rescue in Pontotoc.

Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said more arrests are expected as the investigation continues. 

As he was being escorted to court Monday morning, Holmes said he had nothing to do with the ring.

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