WESTON, Wis. (AP) -- Marathon County authorities are looking for a man accused of running a cockfighting ring and illegal gambling operation out of a Schofield business.
Everest Metro police said Thursday they're seeking 35-year-old Bee Her. The Weston man was charged Monday with seven felonies related to illegal gambling and animal mistreatment.
Police Capt. Clayton Schulz says the business appeared to be a front for gambling. He says there were gambling machines, poker chips, receipts and cash in the back.
Police searched Her's home and found about 48 roosters and hens, some with injuries characteristic of cockfighting. Her was arrested but released before charges were filed. After investigating further police sought to arrest him again Tuesday but he and the birds were gone.
Online court records didn't list a defense attorney for Her.