23 dogs seized in fighting raid

August 21, 2008 5:33:10 PM PDT
Investigators have seized 23 pit bulls and arrested a man on dog fighting charges in a central Illinois town. The dogs were being taken care of at an animal control facility. Police say the dogs were found chained at the home of Matthew Dalton in Stewardson, Illinois. The 34-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after a sheriff's deputy saw the dogs while serving civil court papers at the home.

During a search of the property, officers say the found a dog fighting arena or pit.