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Dog Fighting: Brandy Harper, 2nd Suspect Charged in Tennessee Dog Fighting Case

| by Phyllis M Daugherty

Brandy Harper, 35, of 3526 Pewitt Drive, turned herself in at Nashville police headquarters this weekend. She is charged with one count of felony animal fighting and three counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty. She is the second suspect charged in connection with an alleged dog fighting operation in Bordeaux, The Tennessee reports.

Harper is the wife of Michael A. Davis, who was first charged in the case with 27 counts of felony animal fighting and three counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty. Davis was already in jail on separate charges related to an alleged cocaine trafficking conspiracy case.

Metro Nashville Police removed 37 Pit Bulls and one Bulldog from two adjacent Pewitt Drive properties on April 22.

Nine dogs owned by Davis' neighbor, James Jones, were taken as part of the raid at the 3524 Pewitt Drive address. Police said those dogs were returned to Jones, who fed and watered Davis' dogs after his arrest. Jones has not been charged in the case.

One Pit Bull seized in the raid died last week after getting out of its kennel and fighting with other dogs.

The dogs will continue to be held as part of the criminal investigation and aren't available for viewing.

Harper is free on a $20,000 bail and Davis remains in jail on a $400,000 bail.

Animal control reports that community response has been strong with donations to help care for the dogs, including more than 60 dog beds.

Source: The Tennessean