Erie man will spend at least 10 months in prison for dog fighting

Swift sentence to 10-20 months in jail

ERIE, Pa - August 3, 2017 - An Erie man will spend the next 10 -20 months in prison with seven years probation for dog fighting.

Danny Swift was sentenced this morning in Erie County Court on numerous charges in an Erie dog fighting case.

Swift was found guilty of three felony counts of animal fighting, a misdemeanor count of possession of animal fighting paraphernalia, a misdemeanor count of possession of an instrument of crime, and seven out of fourteen summary counts of cruelty to animals.

Erie Police seized 14 dogs from his property after investigators say three pit bulls were involved in a fight in his backyard in August of last year. 

The full story coming up today at Noon, and tonight on JET24 Action News at 5. 

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