Bibb Sheriff's Corrections Deputy Sheryl Denise Smith was arrested Monday morning on the charge of dog fighting and party to a crime, according to a press release from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office.
On July 11th, Bibb Sheriff's Patrol Deputies responded to a call at the residence where Smith lived to assist Animal Welfare Officers in reference to some injured dogs. An investigation was conducted which revealed evidence of dog fighting at the residence.
The eight dogs found at the residence were kept there for the purposes of training, fighting and were medically treated at the residence for injuries received during fighting.
Also kept at the residence were items for training the dogs and items used to clean the dogs prior to fighting. All the items were kept in plain view just outside the backdoor in a fenced area.
Two other suspects were also arrested in relation to this incident.
Felix Hughes Jr., 28, from Macon was arrested on July 11th, on the charge of dog fighting and Bruce Davis, 33, from Macon was arrested on July 17th, on the same charge.
An internal investigation was conducted and Smith was found to be in violation of policies under the Bibb County Sheriff's Office.
Smith was terminated from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office Monday afternoon. She was released from the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center after posting bond.