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Arrests made after 3 horses found dead on New Harmony property

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Arrests made after 3 horses found dead on New Harmony property

By Joseph Witham, St. George News | Posted - Feb. 21, 2017 at 10:31 a.m.


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ST. GEORGE — Three people were arrested Sunday afternoon at a New Harmony property on several counts of animal cruelty after Washington County Sheriff’s deputies discovered three dead horses reported to have died of starvation.

John J. Trinity, Kelton L. Prisbrey and Christina L. Silvers were booked into Purgatory Correctional Facility in Hurricane.

All three are charged with four counts of animal cruelty. Three of the counts include enhanced charges of aggravated neglect – making those charges third-degree felonies. They were additionally charged with one count of improper disposal of a dead domestic animal.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office was initially dispatched to the property Feb. 12 on complaint from a neighbor of an unburied horse corpse.

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