Noise complaint leads to cockfighting ring

A noise complaint on Sunday in Bastrop leads Sheriff's Deputies there to a massive cockfighting ring, while a fight was underway. Rowdy Fowler, the man who owns the property fled along with at least 32 other people.

The Bastrop County Sheriff's Office says he is wanted for questioning. A warrant for his arrest has not been issued.

There were at least seventy people on the property for the fight, according to the Sheriff's Office, some of them there from as far away as San Antonio. Tow companies in the area were called in to haul away the 32 cars left behind. The 40 people who stayed on the property were issued citations "Spectator at a Cockfight."

When Deputies, along with Texas Parks and Wildlife Troopers entered the property, they found 130 roosters. 4 of them were so badly hurt they died. Judge Larry Dunne ordered the rest be euthanized, because, The Sherriff's Office says they are too aggressive to live with other animals.

On February 8, 2015, Bastrop Sheriff's Deputies busted a similar ring in Elgin.

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

WATCH FOX 7 NEWS LIVE

FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):


Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Saturday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.



Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories