St. Mary’s County prosecutors: Suspect ran dog-fighting ring at power-line cut-through

The St. Mary’s County state’s attorney’s office says a man has been charged in connection with a dog fighting ring he was allegedly running at a power-line cut-through.

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Prosecutors say Damien Terrell Wilson has been charged with 47 counts of animal cruelty in connection with the ring. 

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Prosecutors joined animal control officials at the scene, where they found dog-fighting paraphernalia, along with 11 dogs.

Officials say the dogs were "overtly aggressive." 

According to the prosecutors’ office, the dogs were "deemed too dangerous" and had to be euthanized.