Deputies suspect dog fighting at S. Seattle duplex

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SEATTLE (AP) -- King County sheriff's detectives suspect a vacant south Seattle duplex apartment was used for dog fighting and prostitution.

Deputies found fresh and dried blood on the walls Saturday when they responded to a neighbor's report of a suspicious noise.

They found two pit bulls tied up in a hallway and two more in an apartment where a 26-year-old man was arrested. The animals were turned over to Animal Control. Sgt. John Urquhart says one of the dogs appeared to be injured.

The suspect is a felon convicted of promoting prostitution, robbery and illegally possessing a gun. He was wanted for escaping from community custody and is now in jail.

Urquhart says an air mattress and condoms in the apartment indicate it also was being used at times for prostitution.