A King George County man and three others have been charged in U.S. District Court in Richmond with conspiracy in connection with alleged dog fighting operations.
Carlos L. Harvey, of King George; Chester A. Moody Jr., of Glenn Dale, Md.; Emmanuel A. Powe Sr., of Frederick, Md.; and Odell S. Anderson Sr., of Washington, D.C., were named in documents filed by the U.S. attorney’s office on Friday.
No ages or court dates were immediately available. Anderson was also charged with taking a child to an animal fighting venture. The offenses were alleged to have occurred from 2015 through 2018.
According to prosecutors, the alleged co-conspirators maintained property and equipment to house and train “pit bull-type dogs” for use in dog fights.
The allegations stretch back to 2013 and include the arranging of dog fights in 2015, 2016 and 2017, including one in King George on April 3, 2017. The defendants allegedly met in the parking lot of the Walmart in King George and then traveled to the home of one of Harvey’s relatives where the fight was held.
Anderson faces a charge of bringing someone under age 16 to the April 3, 2016, fight in King George. Another alleged fight in 2018 in Maryland had “an opening wager of ‘4k plus,’” according to the charging document.
Harvey, it is alleged, housed 11 pit bull-like dogs at his home in King George.