FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – As part of a plea agreement, William H. Kincaid, III pleaded guilty this morning to abusing a number of pit bulls investigators believed were used for fighting.
Kincaid lives on Prudence Road in the Hilltop area of Fayette County. On May 5, 2017, both a sheriff’s deputy and an animal control office went to his house on a report of alleged animal cruelty.
When they got there, they found 13 pit bulls (9 adults and 4 puppies,) as well as another dog in the garage adjacent to Kincaid’s house. The deputy and the animal control officer say three of the dogs had injuries consistent with having been in recent dog fights. Five of the pit bulls were in the woods fastened to heavy metal stakes with heavy log chains.
Kincaid pleaded guilty to misdemeanor animal cruelty for the second time, a misdemeanor for having a dog within five years of being convicted for other animal cruelty charges, failure to register a dog or kennel.
Judge John Hatcher will sentence Kincaid in mid-March.