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21 indicted In 2 CASES

CHARGES: The defendants in alleged cockfighting rings in Lexington and Williamsburg counties each are accused of operating an unlawful animal fighting venture, operating an illegal gambling business and conspiring to violate the Animal Welfare Act.

PENALTIES: They face a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each charge.

Indicted in the Lexington County case are:

Nancy Elizabeth Dial, 52, of North

Sheri M. Hutto, 48 of Pelion

Wayne Hugh Hutto, 60, of Pelion

Michael Monroe Grooms, 54, of Gilbert

Michael T. Rodgers, 57, of Kingstree

Leslie Wayne Peeler, 41, of Gaffney

Jeffrey Brian Gilbert, 38, of Ninety Six

Gerald Benfeld, 57, of York

Johnny Junior Harrison, 35, of Aiken

John Carlton Thurman Hoover, 39, of Pelion

Coy Dale Robinson, 31, of Blackstock

Scott Edward Lawson, 41, of Laurens

Jimmie Jesse Hicks, 23, of Swansea

George William Kelly, 44, of Kershaw

Indicted in the Williamsburg County case are:

Roy Wilson Braddock, 51, of Hollywood

Mary Durden Braddock, 55, of Hollywood

Jonathan Leviner, 38, of Sumter

David Earl Davis, 45 of Andrews

Buster Dale Moore, 61, of Andrews

Wade Timmons Mcgee, 34, of Scranton

Charles E. Allbritton, 66, of Mount Pleasant

SOURCE: U.S. Attorney's Office, South Carolina District