Owner of suspected dog-fighting operation released on bond

Published 4:01 pm Thursday, November 9, 2017


NATCHEZ — Tommie Queen was released on a $60,000 bond Thursday afternoon.

Queen bonded out immediately after Judge Patricia Dunmore set his bond Thursday.

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“Whenever the judge set the bond, he was out,” Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten said.

Patten said Queen had a bail bondsmen who acted as surety on his bond.

Queen was being held in the Adams County Sheriff’s Office on 50 counts of felony dog fighting with a bond of $50,000, one count of receiving stolen property with a bond of $5,000 and one count of animal cruelty with a $5,000 bond.

Felony dog charges, according to Mississippi law, can incur a bond of up to $5,000.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office found more than 56 dogs on Queen’s property Monday night in a suspected dog fighting operation.

Officers found the malnourished dogs without water and with multiple wounds that had gone untreated.

Nine of the animals had to be euthanized because of life-threatening injuries.

Queen turned himself in but has maintained that he has no knowledge of the dog-fighting farm.