Aug. 2, investigators served a search warrant at 4193 Creek Trail in Acworth, and say they found evidence of a dog fighting operation, such as steroids, other medications and photographs of injured canines.
Ricky Lee Hurley, 47, of that address was arrested after reporting to the sheriff's office to meet with investigators. He is charged with dog fighting and 12 counts of cruelty to animals.
The investigation resulted from an alleged Polk County dog fighting operation dismantled in June. An animal rights group and private investigative firm became involved and notified BCSO investigators of an alleged breeding and training operation ongoing at Hurley's home.
After his arrest, Hurley developed chest pains and was admitted to a Rome hospital.
Investigators say the case is ongoing and more arrests and charges are possible.
For more details, read tomorrow's issue of The Daily Tribune News.