VPD: Woman Lied About Dog Fighting Involving Her Husband

Posted at 11:23 AM, Apr 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-20 11:23:00-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL)--A Valdosta woman now claims she lied about her husband fighting dogs, according to the Valdosta Police Department. 

Police says 40-year-old Melody Bell was arrested Monday for giving a false statement. 

This all stems from a domestic dispute on April 6. Police were called to a home on 2nd Avenue. That's where Bell told police her husband, James Bell III, participates in dog fighting.

Officers found 14 dogs on the property. Nine days later James Bell was cited for nine counts of rabies tag violations, and seven counts of having too many dogs on the property.

The dogs were taken to the Lowndes County Animal Shelter.