by Christa Lollis
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - 17 people have been arrested by the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office after deputies busted up a cockfighting ring.
It's a story we first broke on KTRE.com yesterday. Today, we've learned that those 17 people are facing charges of cruelty to animals.
Deputies seized 34 game roosters on Woden road, several of which were already dead. Some people fled the scene and Sheriff Thomas Kerss says there could be more arrests in the future.