Dogfighting suspect posts bond

A Columbus man accused of dogfighting is free after posting bond Thursday.

Shawn Long, 32, of 3825 Third Ave., was arrested Saturday afternoon after a neighbor reported to police that she saw dogs fighting in his yard.

Long pleaded not guilty in Recorder's Court Monday to charges of dogfighting and animal cruelty. His case was bound over to Superior Court.

Long claimed he wasn't home at the time of the fight. His friend, David Battles, testified that what the woman saw was people in yard trying to pull the dogs away from each other.