Court upholds man's convictions in pit bull case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld a former Muncie man's convictions stemming from his alleged abuse of pit bulls found in a squalid mobile home.

Thirty-eight-year-old Rahsaan A. Johnson was convicted in November 2012 of 14 counts of possessing an animal for use in a fighting contest. A Delaware Circuit Court judge sentenced Johnson to four years in prison, but allowed the current Port Charlotte, Florida resident to remain free while he appealed his convictions.

The Star Press reports the state appeals court this week upheld Johnson's 14 convictions and rejected his contention there was insufficient evidence to justify them.

A judge will now likely issue a deadline for Johnson to surrender to begin serving his sentence, but he could appeal his case to the Indiana Supreme Court.

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