Four people pled guilty Tuesday in federal court to participating in cockfighting in different areas of the state.
Charles Allbritton of Mt. Pleasant, Sumter native Johnathan Leviner, and David Davis of Andrews were convicted of staging cockfights in Williamsburg County in 2008 and 2009. Allbritton was convicted on two counts. In a separate case, Michael Rogers was convicted of participating in cockfighting contests in Lexington County in 2008 and 2009.
The men will be sentenced later this year. Each defendant faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and 1 $250,000 fine on each count.