Donnie Anderson, William Antone Edwards, Demontt Allen, Michael Martin, Irkis Forrest, Sandy Brown, Edward Duckworth & Jennifer McDonald

Donnie Anderson, William Antone Edwards, Demontt Allen, Michael Martin, Irkis Forrest, Sandy Brown, Edward Duckworth & Jennifer McDonald

Crimes: Animal Cruelty

I don’t know if you know this but in August 2013 there was the second largest dog fighting raid in U.S. history. The FBI and the US Attorney’s Office led the investigation which spanned across multiple states.

The case involved many investigative agencies, including the Auburn Police Division, the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, Alabama State Troopers, the Lee County District Attorney’s Office, the Alabama Department of Public Safety, Bainbridge, Georgia Department of Public Safety, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Echols County Sheriff’s Office, the United States Marshals Service, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the Houston County Sheriff’s Office; the Opelika Police Department, the Georgia Highway Patrol, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, and the Pensacola, Florida and Columbus, Georgia offices of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

I hope I didn’t leave anyone out. Kudos to them all for their fine efforts!

In total, 8 nasty individuals were arrested and charged in connection with the dog fighting and the associated gambling, narcotics and weapons offences. Agents seized over $500,000 from the members of the dog fighting organization.

I must also congratulate the Humane Society, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital for their invaluable assistance in dealing with the unbelievable numbers of animals in distress.

In total, over 400 dogs — pit bulls and pit bull crosses — were seized in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. Most were emaciated, scarred, injured and/or sick. I’m sure not one of them had known kindness from a human being before their rescue.

Tragically, it is estimated that between 420 and 640 dogs had died between 2009 and 2013 as a result of the fights or the neglect and abuse.

The monstrous assholes who were arrested are Donnie Anderson of Auburn Alabama, Demontt Allen of Houston, Texas, Michael Martin of Auburn, Alabama, Irkis Forrest of Theodore, Alabama, William Antone Edwards of Brantley, Alabama, Sandy Brown of Brownsville, Alabama, Edward Duckworth of Decatur, Georgia, and Jennifer McDonald of Collins, Mississippi.

Donnie Anderson, William Antone Edwards, Demontt Allen, Michael Martin, Irkis Forrest, Sandy Brown, Edward Duckworth & Jennifer McDonaldThe evil bastards faced maximum sentences of 5 years for conspiracy to fight dogs, 5 years on each dog fighting count, 5 years for conducting a gambling business, and 5 years on using the telephone to promote gambling. Oh yeah, they also could have been handed fines too.

If I’d been in charge, you know I’d have sentenced them all to the max — to be served consecutively of course. But I wasn’t in charge.

Donnie Anderson, 50, pled guilty to conspiracy, sponsoring dog fights, possessing a fighting dog and operating an illegal gambling business. He was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

Demontt Allen, 38, pled guilty to conspiracy and admitting participation in high-stakes dog fights. He was handed 5 years in prison.

Michael Martin, 56, pled guilty to conspiracy and being a felon in possession of firearms. He received a 5-year sentence.

Irkis Forrest, 33, pled guilty to conspiracy, and was sentenced to 3 years in prison.

Edward Duckworth, 39, pled guilty to conspiracy and was given a sentence of 14 months in prison.

William Antone Edwards, 43, pled guilty to conspiracy and received a sentence of 1 year 1 day in prison.

Sandy Brown, 48, sponsored a dog fight and was sentenced to 6 months in prison.

Jennifer McDonald, 36, pled guilty to conspiracy and was given 2 months in prison.

US District Judge Keith Watkins sentenced all of the evil bastards to 2- or 3-year terms of supervised release. None of them can own a dog during that time. IMO, none of them should ever be allowed to own another animal for the rest of their lives.

“These dogs lived in deplorable conditions that constituted extraordinary cruelty. They were made to fight and if they lost, they were killed,” said U.S. Attorney George L. Beck, Jr.

“In addition to the brutality experienced by the dogs, these events attracted drugs dealers and illegal gambling. It was not uncommon for large amounts of cash, often between twenty and two-hundred thousand dollars, to change hands,” he continued. “The prospect of huge profits made these fights even more popular and provided a venue for other criminal activity. I hope that these sentences demonstrate the seriousness of this crime and will deter others from committing these atrocities.”

Amen to that.

I was happy to learn that a restitution hearing will be scheduled sometime in the future where all of these nasty animal abusers will hopefully be ordered to pay full restitution to the ASPCA and the Humane Society. I’m sure the total bill will be astronomical.

Hundreds of dogs had to be given medical care as well as socialization and behavior enrichment to make them adoptable. Many were placed with rescue societies across the U.S. to make them available for adoption. Sadly, pit bulls already have a bad reputation, and mistreated pit bulls that were used for fighting likely would have a tougher time finding new homes. They can be such loving, devoted pets.

I take my hat off to the dedicated workers at the ASPCA, the Humane Society, the Taylor Crossing Animal Hospital, and all the rescue groups who have worked so hard to give those poor animals a chance at a happy, healthy life.

Donnie Anderson, Demontt Allen, Michael Martin, Irkis Forrest, William Antone Edwards, Sandy Brown, Edward Duckworth and Jennifer McDonald should be exposed, shunned and vilified for their sick, sadistic treatment of dogs (I wish I had their pictures). They obviously cared nothing for the hundreds of animals they used, abused and killed. Maybe they were in it for the money, maybe for the thrills, but all of them are reprehensible, sub-human hellbeasts. I wish years of suffering upon each and every one of them.

Donnie Anderson, William Antone Edwards, Demontt Allen, Michael Martin, Irkis Forrest, Sandy Brown, Edward Duckworth & Jennifer McDonald

Thanks to the efforts of reader Rhonda, we now have photos of Jennifer McDonald and Irkis Forrest. Behold the faces of dog killers.

Jennifer McDonaldIrkis Forrest

Greenville Advocate article article

14 Responses to Donnie Anderson, William Antone Edwards, Demontt Allen, Michael Martin, Irkis Forrest, Sandy Brown, Edward Duckworth & Jennifer McDonald

  1. moodymagic says:

    Why weren’t these assholes banded from owning animals for the rest of their lives. I like the fact they may be forced to pay restitution. Cleo great job at placing that last picture really a heart breaker.

  2. Alex says:

    I really wish that the people who gave money to these criminals and funded their sick perversions were held as accountable as the ones directly involved in coordinating these fights. These people are in it for the money. That money has to come from somewhere and I believe that the people endorsing the fights should be investigated, prosecuted and tried, just as someone who aids and abets to murder. Without the money and the backing, these sick, self-serving S.O.B’s wouldn’t waste their time. So they are just as responsible. And, I’m sorry, but supervised probation just isn’t enough.

  3. Bengalpuss says:

    Im pissed utterly pissed, why these cunt’s hardly get any jail time? The bastard’s should’ve been locked up for life after killing all those poor dogs. I wish some of those pit bulls would’ve bitten those cruel cunt’s on their jugular vein and carotid artery, in fact they should be made to fight to the death, i’d watch that, even bet that they couldn’t all kill each other within 1hour and the one left alive would be then bumped off by bubba. Bunch of evil cunt’s

  4. Michelle says:

    Please put up photos of these asswipes. Putting a face on these monsters is always a good thing. Probably will never migrate this way (thank god for small favors), but if they do I’d like to know if I spot ’em. Dog fighting is big out here too. I’m guessing they will be right back at it in no time, and if they show up in our city, AC and the SPCA would like to know.

  5. Awesomeblossom says:

    What I don’t get is over 400 dogs were rescued but only Donnie boy admitted to owning only one. Why weren’t they all charged with cruelty to animals? And why aren’t they banned for life from owning more? They got off easy IMO.

    • Bengalpuss says:

      Awesomeblossom, i’d bet my life on it that some defence lawyer would’ve been able to get them a sweet deal, that puzzled me also about where and who had the dogs? We call the dogs animals but with what these rotten stinking scumbags did to those poor poochies, i think that we all know who the real animals are. Maybe one day the polititions will put into law proper sentences for cunt’s like this motley crew, but while ever they are getting piddy sentences, the abuse will continue because these is no real deterent.

  6. Avenk says:

    I’m ashamed of being in Alabama. 5 years??!!!??? 8 years??!!!???
    You can walk in some neighborhoods and see those poor pit bulls chained up like that. I’ve confronted those fools and been threatened! I’ve reported those damn fools!!! Freakened cops say they will investigate. I’ve reported to the Animal Control and they say unless the animal is found to be starving or mistreated, they can’t do anything. DAMN FOOLS!!

    I hate Alabama.

  7. Katie says:

    EEEE the baby! I wanna cuddle him right now! Look at those ears!

    Irkis Forrest, what a douchey name. Irkis Douchebag Forrest.

  8. bulldoggy says:

    Hundreds of pit bull dogs died but so did probably hundreds of cats, rabbits and other dogs that were used to teach the pit bulls to kill. All of these bastards should have been charged with cruelty to animals and sent away to rot in prison for decades. The laws have to change to make the punishment for these crimes more severe.

  9. Avenk says:

    You don’t dare to give away a kitten here for free. If you do, most likely it will be used for bait in a dog fighting training ring. Same thing with all the Easter rabbits that are given up. Here in Alabama, if you want to find a home for a kitten or a bunny, make sure you put in the ad, a $25.00 re-homing fee as well as a application to filled out. Generally that stops that sicko’s from coming to adopt them. And a lot of PRAYERS!

    • Awesomeblossom says:

      Between dog fights and crush videos I don’t know how anyone can just give their pets away to total strangers. There are too many sickos out there like that kitten killer Cleo wrote about before. He had a cat killing room even in his house. Ron Golden of Alabama.

  10. Rhonda says:

    Well I wasn’t able to find all of them but I did find photos of four who were charged three of whom got time and one who received a deferred sentence. This is a huge case, second largest dog fighting case in US history so there would be no way to get photos of all or even most of them who were caught and for it to have been this big I’m sure there were many, many more involved who didn’t get caught but were equally guilty who’s names will never know. In one article I read the police said gangs were involved and they were making more money form the dog fighting alone than all of the groups other known criminal activities combined. I was shocked to discover just how rampant this sort of thing is in our country. Though I had a hard time finding photos for the people named in your article in searching for them I had no problem at all finding over and over and over again photo after photo, story after story of large groups of people doing this – it’s just very widespread and difficult to stop the spread and control of. Anyhow I’ll send an email of those photos I have to you with Convicted Dog Fighters in the subject field.

    • cleo says:

      Thank you, Rhonda! Much appreciated!

    • Bengalpuss says:

      Rhonda, your a star for finding the pictures for cleo to put up, the more sites that display these pigs pictures the better. There are some evil sick twisted individuals that are involved in this atrocity, its really sad that the sentences that they are given are a joke. If dog fighting and other animal cruelty is given serious sentences then maybe those that commit these heinous acts may think twice, at least i hope.

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