The Baltimore Police Department arrested Antwane Knight, 33, of the 4200 block of Elderon Ave. on Saturday night, after finding six injured pit bulls in the basement of his home reported Tuesday's news from wbaltv.
Authorities were searching for a murder suspect allegedly last seen at Knight's home. Knight allowed police to search his home, and when an officer entered the basement he found two injured pit bulls. The female dog had severe bites to her swollen face and head - indicative of having been involved in a fight.
Another dog had been left languishing in a cage with no food or water. The dog had suffered recent injuries to his front and back legs; his back leg was broken. Authorities stated he was in severe distress and made the decision to humanely euthanize the dog.
Also discovered in the basement were dog fighting paraphernalia including a treadmill.
The dogs have been taken to the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Center. There have been no updates on the dogs.
Knight was taken to jail and posted $150,000 bail. He is expected to be in court on Jan. 22.
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