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Marion deputies arrest 8 people after illegal cockfighting operation

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On Saturday, July 30, 2022, the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST), along with Marion County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) deputies, AIR-1, and Marion County Animal Control (MCAC), developed probable cause to obtain a search warrant for an illegal cockfighting operation located at 6950 NW 44th Avenue, Ocala, FL. As a result of the investigation, Cameron Taylor, Travis Lowe, Alan David Edwards, Tyrese Taylor, Brandon Taylor, Shaun Stuart, Levi Stuart, and Dale Gorney were arrested after they were captured while trying to flee the area.

During a search of the location, 34 roosters were located. 28 roosters were found deceased in piles scattered across the property, three were severely injured, and three were in a vehicle, alive and unharmed. UDEST agents, MCSO deputies, and MCAC officers also located a makeshift fighting ring with fresh blood and loose rooster feathers inside of the ring.

Additionally, while searching the inside of vehicles and trailers on the property, investigators located cages, medical equipment for injured roosters, injectable muscle power for roosters, derby pills, metal spurs, and numerous items of paraphernalia associated with cockfighting. During a search of Cameron Taylor’s vehicle, investigators located cash, two firearms, and live ammunition. In 2011, Cameron Taylor wa
s convicted of Animal Cruelty after shooting his neighbor's dog.
The listed individuals were arrested, charged accordingly, and transported to the Marion County Jail.

Cameron Taylor (D.O.B. 09/14/67)
Attending the Fighting or Baiting of Animals
Owning, Possessing or Selling Equipment used in Animal Fighting
Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon
Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon

Travis Lowe (D.O.B. 12/29/88)
Attending the Fighting or Baiting of Animals
Resisting Arrest without Violence
Owning, Possessing or Selling Equipment used in Animal Fighting

Alan David Edwards (D.O.B. 10/25/67)
Attending the Fighting or Baiting of Animals
Owning, Possessing or Selling Equipment used in Animal Fighting

Dale Gorney (D.O.B. 12/29/84)
Attending the Fighting or Baiting of Animals
Owning, Possessing or Selling Equipment used in Animal Fighting

Brandon Taylor (D.O.B. 9/28/91)
Attending the Fighting or Baiting of Animals
Resisting Arrest without Violence

Tyrese Taylor (D.O.B. 03/21/01)
Attending the Fighting or Baiting of Animals
Resisting Arrest without Violence

Shaun Stuart (D.O.B. 02/23/84)
Attending the Fighting or Baiting of Animals

Levi Stuart (Juvenile) (D.O.B. 01/17/07)
Attending the Fighting or Baiting of Animals

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Aug-9-2022
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