Man pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges

Fayette County

HILLTOP, W. Va. (WVNS) — A Fayette County man plead guilty to animal cruelty charges while in court Wednesday morning. William Kincaid is accused of training dogs to fight. 

In May 2017, Fayette County Deputies found several pit bulls at a home on Prudence Road in the Hilltop area of Fayette County.  During their initial investigation, deputies found 13 pit bulls – nine adult dogs and four puppies.  Five of the dogs were found in a wooded area adjacent to the residence. Deputies said the five dogs were fastened to heavy metal stakes with heavy log chains.

Deputies also reported several of the dogs had injuries consistent with having been engaged in fights with other animals.

On wednesday, Kincaid plead guilty to second offense cruelty to animals. He also plead guilty to possessing an animal within 5 years of a misdemeanor conviction of animal cruelty and failure to register a dog or a kennel. 

Kincaid will be sentenced in March. Click here for the original story. 

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