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MacDill airman arrested for dog fighting being discharged from Air Force

TAMPA — The MacDill Air Force Base airman arrested this week on dog fighting charges is being discharged from the military, MacDill's commander said Wednesday.

Anthony Wilson Hughes, 22, of Riverview was released on $6,000 bail Tuesday after being charged with animal cruelty, baiting and breeding dog for fighting and possession of dog-fighting equipment.

Col. Scott DeThomas, commander of the 6th Air Mobility Wing, said Hughes already was being discharged for unrelated matters when he was arrested. DeThomas said the discharge was "for failing to meet Air Force standards." He was not more specific.

Hillsborough County Animal Services seized pit bull terriers from Hughes' home.

MacDill airman arrested for dog fighting being discharged from Air Force 10/02/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 10:50am]
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