Anderson man arrested on cockfighting charges

Celestino Jimenez-Cortes, 23, faces felony charges

ANDERSON, Ind. - Police have arrested an Anderson man on charges he that he organized cockfights.

Celestino Jimenez-Cortes, 23, was released on bond from the Madison County Jail Tuesday after police arrested him on felony charges of animal fighting, the Herald Bulletin reported.
Police seized 24 birds when they raided Jimenez-Cortes' home in Anderson after a witness told investigators he saw Jimenez-Cortes fighting roosters for money in 2012 and gave police a photo of Jimenez-Cortes with some roosters.

A police affidavit said Jimenez-Cortes told investigators he made the roosters fight because he wanted a photo taken for a tattoo he desired. He said he kept the birds for eggs.

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