Arrest made in St. Rose on dogfighting charges

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 22, 2005


Staff Reporter

HAHNVILLE — Another St. Charles man has been arrested in connection with dog fighting after a tip called in to the St. Charles animal Shelter reported a sick dog.

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office reported James M. Moliere III, 25, of 281 2nd St., St. Rose was arrested and booked with possession of dogs for fighting, and four counts of failing to register pit bull terriers.

A spokesperson for the St. Charles Animal Control said the shelter received a call regarding the location of an injured dog in the backyard.

When Animal Control arrived at the residence, there was one dog with wounds and an infection, as well as several other showing signs of neglect.

The pit bull with the infection appeared to be suffering from wounds related to dog fighting.

Judge Kirk Granier set Moliere’s bond at $3000.

Moliere was released later that same day after posting a $300 cash bond.