MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) - The Weston man accused of running a cockfighting ring surrendered to police with the aid of an attorney, an investigator said Tuesday.
Bee Her turned himself in Monday and was taken to the Marathon County Jail after a judge set a $10,000 signature bond, which included $2,500 in cash, said Capt. Clay Schulz of the Everest Metro Police Department.
Her was charged Feb. 24 with seven felonies including animal fighting, gambling and mistreating animals. Her had apparently been in Minnesota before surrendering, Schulz said.
Her is to return to court March 19 for a preliminary hearing, when a judge will determine if there's enough evidence for Her to face trial, online Marathon County court records indicate.
According to court documents, roosters were seen at Her's home. The animals had clear wounds to show they were involved in a fighting ring.
Everest Metro Police said an anonymous letter started the probe into Her's video business, where they found four gambling machines, and the discovery of the alleged cockfighting ring.
Schulz said Tuesday that Her's family, including his wife and children, have since either butchered or given away the chickens that had been kept at his home.