On Wednesday morning, a Missouri dog-fighter managed to skirt jail time.
According to Thursday's Hannibal-Post, James Bush, 28, pleaded guilty to dog-fighting charges, but accepted a plea deal which allows him to skip time behind bars.
Rather than jail, Ralls County Judge David Mobley sentenced Bush to five years of probation and parole. Additionally, Bush is responsible for paying a $3,000 fine and is prohibited from owning a dog, or living in the same household with a dog.
A violation of the terms of his parole could land him in jail.
Bush allowed dog fights to take place in the garage of his home because he was promised funds, but claims that those promising the payment did not follow through.
He admitted to being present at all of the brutal matches.
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