Columbus Police Raid Uncovers Dog Fighting Ring and Drug Operation

Columbus Police Raid Uncovers Dog Fighting Ring and Drug Operation

On Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at 11:57 a.m., the Columbus Police Department’s Special Operations Unit conducted a search at a residence located in the 500 block of Chesterfield Avenue. The operation followed a tip-off regarding several dogs being kept outside without adequate shelter or access to water.

Upon entering the property, officers observed multiple dogs that appeared to be underweight, lacked access to basic necessities like food and water, and displayed signs of injury. Additionally, equipment found on the premises raised suspicions of potential involvement in dog fighting activities.

Further investigation led officers to discover more dogs inside the home. Subsequently, a search warrant was obtained, resulting in the seizure of various items including a stolen Red Kia K5 sedan from Atlanta, a Draco 9mm firearm, numerous credit cards and identification cards not belonging to the suspect, as well as quantities of marijuana, methamphetamine, and spice.

Animal Control was called to the scene and rescued a total of seven adult dogs and ten puppies. These animals are currently undergoing assessment and treatment by a veterinarian for any injuries they may have sustained.

Akahime Jordan, aged 32, was arrested and faces multiple charges including 17 counts of Aggravated Animal Cruelty, along with charges related to firearm possession, drug possession with intent to distribute, theft, and identity fraud.

The Columbus Police Department emphasized the gravity of these crimes and reiterated their commitment to prosecuting offenders to the fullest extent of the law. They urged anyone with information about similar illegal activities to come forward and report it to the authorities.