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Sparta Police Officer Faces Dogfighting Charges
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A Sparta police officer and another man face charges of dogfighting and cruelty to animals.

That's according to Special Agent-in-Charge Tom Davis with the GBI's Milledgeville office.

He says 33-year-old Travis T. Edwards was arrested Monday after investigators searched his Hancock County home.

Davis says the GBI started its investigation last Thursday at the request of District Attorney Fred Bright.

The Hancock County Sheriff's Office assisted with the investigation, according to Davis.

A second man, 42-year-old Reginald Shivers of Baldwin County, was also arrested and faces the same charges.

Davis says investigators seized four adult pitbulls and five puppies from Edwards' home.

He says they don't plan to make any other arrests in the case.

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