Police: Three Arrested In Connection With Dog Fighting, Dogs Rescued



Wilmington Police have arrested three suspects following a dog fighting incident and investigation.

Officials said on June 13 at approximately 1:09 p.m., police responded to the intersection of North Pine and Shearman Streets in reference to a dog fight in progress. Officers were advised that a large group was present on the corner and that suspects were forcing two dogs to engage in a fight on the sidewalk, police said.

Arriving officers were able to take three suspects into custody without incident. Officials with the state Office of Animal Welfare responded to the scene as well and transported both dogs to a local veterinarian for medical evaluation for injuries sustained in the fight.

Two men, 34-year-old Cory Clark, and 38-year-old Javits Sullivan have been charged with four animal cruelty charges, in addition to the following offenses:

Owning, possessing, keeping or using an animal for the purpose of fighting
Gambling on the outcome of an animal fight
Being present at an animal fight

Both men were arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

Delonta Gilree, 31, of New Castle, has been charged with being present at an animal fight. He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $1,000 unsecured bail.

Anyone with information on this incident or others is encouraged to contact the Wilmington Police Department at (302) 576-3990.

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