|Horse neglect hearing continued|
|Written by Chandra L. Mattingly|
|Tuesday, May 22, 2012 8:18 PM|
A guilty plea hearing set for two Ohio County residents in a horse neglect case has been continued to June, said an Ohio County Circuit Court spokesperson.
The May 2011 case involved the deaths of four horses and near starvation of five others, according to court records. Linda Dunaway and Jeffrey A. West, both of 3780 Cass Union Road, face eight counts each of neglect of a vertebrate animal, a Class A misdemeanor.
The hearing, originally set for Friday, May 25, has been continued to 11 a.m. Friday, June 8, in Ohio County Circuit Court, Rising Sun, said the spokesperson.
Eight horses and ponies were seized in May 2011 from the Cass Union Road farm, where another had died a week before, Ohio County Sheriff Eldon Fancher said previously.
Two of the eight were in such poor condition they had to be put down.
Another horse was put down in early June 2011 when a farrier found its hoof rotted so badly the sole came off as the hoof was trimmed, said the person caring for some of the seized animals.
The potential sentence for a single Class A misdemeanor is incarceration for not more than one year and a fine of up to $5,000.
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 8:26 PM|