Two Charged with Killing, Mutilating Horses

Two Charged with Killing, Mutilating Horses

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(Kanab-AP) -- Two men are facing charges for killing and mutilating two horses on a ranch in Kane County.

Police arrested 23-year old Gavin Demont Ewell and his brother-in-law 21-year old Jeremy Douglas Katzenbach.

They were charged on October 21 with one count of second-degree felony criminal mischief and a count of aggravated cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor.

Police say the men shot a mare on the ranch back in August then shot a stallion worth 30-thousand dollars the next day.

The stallion was found with his ears cut off and vulgarities written on the carcass. The police report says the suspects also clubbed the horse after it was dead.

The men will have their first court appearance December fifth in Kanab.

They face fines and up to six years in prison.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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