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Guilty Verdict For Man Accused Of Running Dog Fighting Operation

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) —  A jury returned guilty verdicts late Friday afternoon against a man accused of running a dog fighting operation.

48-year old Darryl Bryant was taken to the Allegheny County jail Friday for charges stemming from a raid just over a year ago.

Bryant was taken to the Allegheny County jail tonight, moments after his bond was revoked, when he was found guilty on three counts, including felony dog fighting charges.

Bryant was arrested last year, after officials seized 13 American pit bulls from the home of his mother, on Bessica Street in Wilkinsburg.

At the time, police and animal welfare officials said the canines showed clear signs of abuse.

“This was one of the best days that has happened in Pittsburgh, and, [the verdicts] send a strong message that dog fighting will not be tolerated,” says Janette Reever, of the Humane Society of the United States.

Video of dogs fighting found on Bryant’s own cell phone helped police and the humane society build their case against Bryant.

Bryant will be sentenced July 11th.

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