Sparta Police Officer Arrested for Dog Fighting

SPARTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) –Sparta Police Officer Travis Edwards is in jail, charged with dogfighting and cruelty to animals.

The GBI made the arrest Monday after getting a tip from the public and information from the district attorney’s office.

When investigators searched his home in Hancock County, they found and confiscated several pit-bulls.

42-year old Reginald Shivers of Milledgeville was also arrested and faces the same charges.

Both men were taken to the Hancock County Jail, but Edwards was moved to an undisclosed jail for his protection.