Otis Harris Arrested While Retrieving Car After Louisiana Dog-Fighting Ring Bust

| by Phyllis M Daugherty

Otis Harris, 27, of Baker, Louisiana, was the fourth person arrested in an Alexandria dog-fighting ring that was busted on Saturday night. Although there were sixteen vehicles seized by law-enforcement at the scene, only three arrests were made that night.

Harris was arrested when he went to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office to claim his car, according to The Town Talk. He confessed that drugs found inside the vehicle belonged to him.

Harris was charged with criminal trespassing, criminal conspiracy, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and dog fighting. He was released on a $16,750 bond, according to WAFB News.

On Saturday night, John Daniels Jr., 34, of Beaumont, Texas, Frank Williams, 30, and Troy Day, 32, both of Alexandria, were all arrested for their roles in a multi-state dog-fighting operation. Three Pit Bulls were found in vehicles which were seized.

The dog-fighting ring was discovered after someone made a complaint about suspicious activity at an abandoned house at 5910 Gene Ball Drive in Alexandria. Spectators and participants had come from as far as Mississippi and Texas.

When officers arrived at the scene, three men attempted to flee by running into a field behind the residence. Deputies found 16 vehicles — including some with Mississippi and Texas plates —parked behind the house.

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