Grand Jury Indites Twin Brothers
UPDATE 02/27/08: A Dona Ana County grand jury handed up charges of dogfighting, animal cruelty and conspiracy against twin brothers Daron and Duryea Scott, the culmination of a months-long investigation of the El Paso men. The Scotts were charged with 53 counts combined -- 30 for Duryea, 23 for Daron. If convicted, they face a maximum of 37 years and 28 1/2 years respectively. View case updates at PetAbuse.com
02/02/08: Twin Brothers from El Paso
Las Cruces, NM - A pair of magistrate judges declined to dismiss dogfighting and animal cruelty charges against twin brothers, Daron and Duryea Scott, from El Paso. Animal cruelty charges were filed against the two following a months-long investigation that commenced when dozens of dogs were found in properties controlled by the Scotts in Chaparral and their homes in El Paso, Texas.
The Scotts, one a Gadsden school district teacher, the other an engineer at White Sands Missile Range, have been the focus of a criminal investigation since sheriff's investigators say they found several pit bulls living in poor conditions at properties owned by the brothers. The Scotts have denied the allegations. They claim they have been legitimate breeders of award-winning show dogs for years.