The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and Escambia County Animal Control seized 11 roosters from a home on McKenzie Road near Handy Road Thursday, according to Amber Southard, spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office.
Terry Maurus Jackson, age 58 of McKenzie Road, was arrested at the home Thursday night and charged with three counts of animal fighting and three counts of possession of a controlled substance. He was released from the Escambia County Jail on a $30,000 bond.
Escambia County deputies executed a search warrant at Jackson’s residence for narcotics and found cockfighting roosters, cockfighting paraphernalia, cockfighting trophies and pictures of roosters. Escambia County Animal control was then contacted, along with the State Attorney’s Office.
Animal control reported that the roosters’ talons had been cut and prepared for cockfighting, according to court documents. They were also found to have injuries consistent with cockfighting.
Paraphernalia seized from the home included “Gamecock” magazine; medications, needles, syringes, saws, spurs and hooks; a written journal and cockfighting trophies. Written on one of the trophies were the words “1st Place — 5-Cock Derby — Poor Man’s Club 3-18-17″.
Schedule III narcotics associated were cockfighting were also seized, according to court documents, including Trenbolone, Testosterone Propionate and Testerone Acetate.
There was no word if the alleged cockfighting was taking place at the home on McKenzie Road or elsewhere. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office are continuing their investigation.
Full Name: Terry Maurus Jackson
Arrest Age: 58
Arrest Date: 04/27/2017
Arrest Time: 11:31 PM
Arresting Agency: ESCAMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Total Bond: $30,000
STATUTE: 828.122.3a (T F)