Created: 03/01/2014 7:05 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press
A New York man is facing 18 counts of felony and misdemeanor animal fighting charges after 13 dead pit bulls were found dead in a one-car garage that went up in flames.
A spokesman for Nassau County prosecutors says Saturday Anthony Reddick was a tenant in the Long Island home where investigators discovered dogs and dogfighting apparatus following the Friday afternoon fire.
Spokesman Shams Tarek says the 53-year-old man fled the scene when the fire broke out but was arrested Saturday afternoon. He says investigators found the dead pit bulls and dog fighting equipment after executing a search warrent. He says three other pit bulls were found alive.
It wasn't clear if Reddick had an attorney. He was in custody and unavailable for comment.