2 Adams Co men re-arrested on dogfighting charges

By The Associated Press

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Adams County sheriff’s deputies say two men who got earlier charges dismissed have been indicted and are jailed without bond on dogfighting charges.

The sheriff’s office says 26-year-old Cornelius Dominique Baldwin and 19-year-old Lewis Jackson were arrested Saturday. Their initial court appearance is scheduled April 9.

The two were first arrested Sept. 26, after a tip led deputies to a suspected dogfighting compound in the Natchez area. Deputies confiscated five adult pit bulls and one puppy, three of which had fresh wounds on their legs and heads.

Justice Court Judge Patricia Dunmore dismissed those charges Dec. 13 for lack of evidence. Natchez-Adams County Humane Society member Nan Garrison said at the time that she was not notified of the hearing and would have shown photographs and the veterinarian bill.