Cockfighting Attacker to Prison for 4-6 Years for Attacking SHARK Investigators
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FROM SHARK Showing Animals Respect and Kindness
November 2021

A tip about an upcoming cockfight, brought SHARK investigators face to face with cockfighters.

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James Newcomb storming towards SHARK President Steve Hindi to attack him - Vehicle Adam Fahnestock was driving when ran off the road by James Newcomb - Steve in the hospital.

On January 3, 2021, SHARK started the year off investigating a cockfighting tip in Ironton, OH. Shortly after the arrival of Steve Hindi and Adam Fahnestock at the suspected location, they were attacked by cockfighters James Newcomb and Shannon Clark.

At the trial of James Newcomb on Friday, November 5, 2021, Newcomb was convicted of one charge of felony theft, one charge of felony assault, and one charge of misdemeanor assault. On Wednesday, November 10, Newcomb was sentenced to 4-6 years in prison, effective immediately. SHARK appreciates the fine investigative work of Detective Sergeant Bolinger and Assistant Prosecutor Steve Nord's handling of this case.

The trial of Shannon Clark will be on November 29-30, 2021. We will keep you posted.

After James Newcomb and Shannon Clark were charged with felonies for their attacks on Steve Hindi and Adam Fahnestock, they were released on bond awaiting their trial dates.

However, James Newcomb continued to host illegal cockfights on his property in violation of his bond, as seen in undercover video on July 18, 2021.

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