Cottonwood Man Gets 102 Years in Dog Fighting Case

A Cottonwood man has been sentenced to more than a century in prison on multiple dog-fighting charges.

42-year-old Johnny Ray Lewis was convicted in September of training pit bull dogs to fight.

He was arrested in August of 2005.

That's when authorities raided his home in Cottonwood and confiscated nearly 20 pit bulls.

Dog training videos were also seized.

All of the dogs were less than a year old.

They eventually ended up at the Dothan Animal Shelter.

Lewis was found guilty on 17-counts of training dogs to fight.

He faced up to 10 years in prison on each count.

Thursday, Judge Ed Jackson sentenced Lewis to 6-years on each charge for a total of 102-years.

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