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County man pleads guilty to breeding, abusing dogs for fights
Mincey mugshot
Burton Lushawn Mincey - photo by C-I file photo
A Kershaw County man pled guilty June 27 to 12 counts of ill treatment of animals and eight counts of breeding dogs for illegal purposes, all felony charges. Burton Lushawn Mincey, arrested by the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Jan. 8, immediately received a sentence of five years, suspended upon one year of active prison time and two years supervised release from Judge Robert Hood at the Kershaw County Courthouse. According to a statement released by 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson’s office, the KCSO received information in late December that Mincey was keeping and breeding dogs for fighting purposes.