With information about possible cockfighting in a Conroe neighborhood, Conroe Police and SWAT Team members raided the house at 227 Doncaster in the Robinwood Subdivision. There police arrested Rolando Soliz. Police found three chickens in the house along with cockfighting paraphernalia. Soliz, who is on Federal probation after a drug charge was also in possession of a firearm, He admitted to police that he was involved in cockfighting. Soliz lived in the home with his wife, parents, and children there were 7 persons living in the home. Soliz is charged with felon in possession of a firearm, and two counts of cockfighting. The Texas law on cockfighting states as follows:
(a) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally or knowingly:
(1) causes a cock to fight with another cock;
(2) participates in the earnings of a cockfight;
(3) uses or permits another to use any real estate, building, room, tent, arena, or other property for cockfighting;
(4) owns or trains a cock with the intent that the cock be used in an exhibition of cockfighting;
(5) manufactures, buys, sells, barters, exchanges, possesses, advertises, or otherwise offers a gaff, slasher, or other sharp implement designed for attachment to a cock with the intent that the implement be used in cockfighting; or
(6) attends as a spectator an exhibition of cockfighting.
A conviction for Cockfighting is punished as a State Jail Felony, with a maximum possible fine under Texas state law of up to $10,000 and jail time of up to two years.