More than 100 birds removed from alleged cockfighting ring in Brown County

BROWN COUNTY, Ind. -- More than 100 birds were removed from a Brown County home Wednesday morning after a months-long investigation into a potential cockfighting ring. 

The Indiana Gaming Commission assisted in serving two search warrants -- one in the 9000 block of Grandview Road, the other at 1100 Jonesville Road. The investigation has been going on since October 2017 after detectives were given a "derby sheet" that listed the entire cockfighting season with dates, registration fees and potential payouts, a spokesperson from the Indiana Gaming Commission said. 

The birds were found at the Grandview address. They were seized by the ASPCA. 

Three people have been taken into custody and booked into the Brown County Jail.

Mark Herrin, Darina Herrin, and Randall Herrin all face felony charges of purchasing an animal for use in an animal fighting contest and promoting an animal fighting contest. 

Law enforcement in Kentucky is also involved in the investigation.

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