NORRED busted an old timer today and seized 33 nicked up dogs. they also seized a 16 x 16 fighting pit, you know, those structures RICHARD STRATTON uses to raise show dogs. this is not HARGROVE'S first run in with the law. in october 2001, he was busted with 14 other perverts in robeson county, north carolina and in 1984 appealed a georgia conviction and LOST. :) there are probably more that i am unaware of.
according to this interview, HARGROVE has been fighting dogs since 1968. AGDT asks HARGROVE about the best "old timers" and HARGROVE replies, "Bob finley would come in there pretty close the first, James Crenshaw was way up there on my list, Jr Bush, JE alexander, and there was some younger people that turned out to be pretty good bulldogs that is still in the game, just as I am." could that be a relative of ROCKY ALEXANDER? a while back, i read a very interesting discussion of man biters on game-dog. rockstar aka ROCKY ALEXANDER got into a pissing match with another member, an old timer dog fighter, about man biters and serious dogmen. a couple of rocky's comments really stood out.
I'm not sure as to how you define "serious dogman," Mr. Old Timer, but those I associate with have names such as Bailey, Garner, Williams, Shipley, Alexander, Kirkland, Waccamaw, Faron, Holcomb, Eppinette, Tant, Burns, Davis, and Jackson, to name a few; and not only do these people expect a loose pup to get killed on their yards, some of them have bred/owned dogs that would just as soon take your leg off as look at you.
An uncle of mine was farmed some brood dogs by David Tant. One day my uncle went to take one of
these dogs outside the house when it "chewed him from wrist to elbow." Tant refused to do anything
about it. My uncle wanted to return the dog, but Tant told him that if he returned that one, he would
have to return the others as well. Since the dogs carried a high value in both the pit and brood pen,
they stayed where they were. The idea of culling was, in Tant's words, "out of the question."
Upon visiting Tant's yard, one would find that many of his dogs would either try to hide from you, or
try to eat you.
click here for video of HARGROVE raid.
click here for a ped of his prize fighter, RUFUS.
click here for the complete thug-dog discussion about man-biters.
and don't miss the discussion over at thug-dog.com, it is developing nicely:
some body need to put a hit out on these NORAD s.o.b.'s that snitch make em die for that reward money, then maybe people will think twice before they make that call . Fuck this man probably lost a $100,000 yard, his house an land all to a $5,000 Reward that's fucked up!!
UPDATE HARGROVE is in the duplin county jail charged with 59 counts of animal cruelty and dog fighting. his bail is set at $258,000. seize those 14 acres at 306 Buckhill Road!