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Fairfield County man arrested, charged with multiple counts of dog fighting

Deputies responded to a tip about a malnourished dog at a home.

FAIRFIELD, S.C. — A Fairfield County man has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of ill-treatment towards animals and multiple counts of dog fighting.

David A. Erving, 42 was arrested after a complaint about a malnourished dog at his home on Rd 99, after Fairfield County Animal Control officers observed the dog, they called deputies. 

When they arrived on the scene with a warrant, deputies say they seized eight dogs and one dead dog, along with numerous pieces of evidence that were consistent with what is commonly used in dog-fighting operations, deputies said. 

Along with South Carolina Law Enforcement agents, deputies arrested Erving on Wednesday.  He is awaiting a bond hearing. 

No further word was released on the condition of the dogs. 

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