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Oct 24/ Detroit's Young Calicoe charged with felony animal fighting

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Michigan Humane Society

We’re
pleased to report that the Wayne County Prosecutors Office has filed
charges against Young Calicoe, a Detroit-based rapper, after his posting
of a video online where he allegedly boasted of dogfighting with pit
bulls kept at his home on the city’s west side. The MHS Cruelty
Investigation Department, in conjunction with the Detroit Police
Department, raided the home in mid-July as part of the investigation. We
will continue to keep you updated as the judicial process progresses.


http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/10/detroits_young_calicoe_charged.html

DETROIT — Toranio Hightower, 22, better known as Detroit rapper Young Calicoe, is charged with what he previously referred to in an online viral video as [url=http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/07/detroit_rapper_young_calicoe_h.html]"that Michael Vick-type (expletive)"[/url] — also known as dog fighting.The Michigan Humane Society and Detroit police raided Hightower's Brightmoor home on July 11, removed an unidentified number of pit bulls and rooster from the address.

Authorities
did not arrest Hightower or others at the home but said they were
compiling a case for the Wayne Prosecutor's Office to consider charges.

The
Office officially charged Hightower on Wednesday with conspiracy to
gamble, a 5-year felony; animal fighting, a 4-year felony; and
conspiracy to commit animal fighting, a 4-year felony.
The
Wayne County Prosecutor Office additionally charged Savay Chokbengboun,
31, and Cassandra Faye Worthington, 26, both of Detroit, with multiple
felonies. Chokbegboun is charged with Conspiracy to gamble, five
counts of animal fighting, conspiracy to commit animal fighting,
possessing animal fighting equipment, and cruelty to animals. Worthington
is charged with five counts of animal fighting, conspiracy to commit
animal fighting, possessing animal fighting equipment, and cruelty to
animals.

The defendants are scheduled to appear before Judge Michael Wagner in 36th District Court at 9 a.m. on Oct. 25.


Added: Oct-24-2012 Occurred On: Oct-24-2012
By: dingledd
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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States (load item map)
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