YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio: Federal agents looking for an escaped man in northeastern Ohio say they came across dozens of chickens that they suspect were part of a cockfighting ring.

Authorities say about 20 live chickens and two dozen dead ones were found inside a vacant home in Youngstown on Tuesday.

The Vindicator reports investigators also found a ledger listing the birds and wagers on their fights.

U.S. Marshals found the chickens while looking for a man who they say escaped from police custody.

The marshals found the man Wednesday night.