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Teen Charged In Dog Fighting Case Back In Custody

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FLINT (AP) – A 14-year-old Flint boy facing charges following a dog fighting bust is back in custody after authorities say he removed an electronic tether.

The Flint Journal reports Thursday the teen will be held at a juvenile facility until his trial.

The Genesee County prosecutor’s office last month announced that the boy was charged with torturing animals and dog fighting. He faces up to four years behind bars if convicted of the felony charges.

The charges stem from a raid on a home April 9 that came after authorities say a dog believed to be used to train fighting dogs was found in the driveway. Authorities have said six dogs were removed from the home and three of the animals were euthanized due to severe injuries that they sustained.

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