A Pentagon official, charged with running a brutal dog-fighting ring in Maryland for two decades, made his first public appearance this week. The alleged crimes by Frederick Douglass Moorefield Jr., a deputy chief information officer at the Department of Defense, are extremely disturbing.
He stands accused of breeding dogs for illegal fights and profiting from the brutality. Shockingly, he is alleged to have electrocuted dogs that didn’t perish during fights using jumper cables.
Following his arrest, Moorefield was photographed by the Daily Mail leaving his Maryland residence. He was dressed in a white t-shirt, a black baseball cap, and gray sweatpants, carrying brochures and letters in his hands as he exited his vehicle.
According to court documents, the Pentagon official is accused of reportedly hosting gamblers at his Arnold, Maryland property.
Moorefield was arrested last Thursday, and his friend Mario Damon Flythe, 49, was also apprehended.
During the search of Moorefield’s residence, investigators reportedly discovered a substantial amount of incriminating evidence. This included five pit-bull-type dogs in cages, bloodstains on walls, carpets, and furniture, as well as a set of jumper cables allegedly used in the killing of dogs.
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Authorities also discovered stands, which are instruments used for forcibly inseminating female dogs. Additionally, they seized veterinary medications, including an anabolic steroid, and Moorefield’s iPhone, which reportedly contained messages indicating his involvement in dogfighting.
Moorefield, Flythe, and their associates purportedly utilized encrypted messaging applications to coordinate their illicit activities. They allegedly communicated about dog training and exchanged brutal videos using these apps for betting purposes.
According to the affidavit, Moorefield operated under the name “Geehad Kennels,” while Flythe used “Razor Sharp Kennels.” Weighted vests bearing the “Geehad Kennels” logo were found at Moorefield’s residence, along with a training schedule.
Dark stains, presumed to be dog blood, were visible on the basement walls, as well as on large wooden panels containing dog hair. A gray carpet in the area also bore dark stains. Authorities confiscated seven pit-bull-type dogs from Flythe’s residence, along with dogfighting equipment such as weighted collars and a carpet mill.
Based on evidence found by authorities during the investigation, Moorfield is thought to have been fighting dogs for over 20 years.