Sam Thapornasee, 52, of Fort Smith is facing a felony charge of unlawful animal fighting.
Police were dispatched to Thapornasee’s residence for an animal welfare check. Twenty roosters were found separated in their own pins, according to Fort Smith Police.
However the roosters appeared to be in good health, according to an arrest report.
A Class D felony is punishable by up to six years in prison and a $10,000 fine, according to Arkansas statutes.
Full Name: Sam Prasert Thapornasee
Arrest Age: 47
City: Fort Smith, Arkansas 72904
Weight: 135 lbs
Arrest Date: 04/06/2017
Arrest Time: 1:07 PM
Arresting Agency: Fort Smith PD
#1 Unlawful animal fighting - roosters, Felony class D
NOTES: Bond Posted
(5newsonline - April 7, 2017)