clear
Wednesday May 25th, 2016 1:29AM

Dead horses found on middle Ga. farm, man facing charges

By The Associated Press
FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) Sheriff's officials say a middle Georgia man is facing 16 counts of animal cruelty after investigators found starving horses and dead animals on his property.

Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese tells WMAZ-TV that authorities were notified of dead animals on 59-year-old Vernon Crouch's farm last week.

Deese says the sheriff's office called the equine division of the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Fort Valley man's property was quarantined to eliminate the possibility of contagious diseases.

Deese says Crouch told authorities he acquired too many animals to take care of and became overwhelmed. The sheriff says authorities were recently given a court order to seize the remaining horses and a donkey on his property.

It's unclear if Crouch has an attorney.
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 1 year ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 1 year ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
PHOTO GALLERY: Election day sights around Hall County, North Georgia
Check out a few photos from our news coverage area for the May 24, 2016 General Primary election.
11:59PM ( 1 hour ago )
Collins has no problem with four challengers, easily wins third term in Washington
Despite being challenged by four other Republicans, Doug Collins of Gainesville handily won re-election as Georgia's Ninth District Congressman in Tuesday's General Primary.
10:30PM ( 2 hours ago )
Georgia primary voters stick with challenged incumbents
Though nobody named Trump or Clinton was on the ballot Tuesday, Georgia voters still turned out to decide the fates of several incumbents in primary elections across the state.
10:21PM ( 3 hours ago )
Isakson wins GOP primary, will compete for third US Senate term
Johnny Isakson will compete for a third term in the U.S. Senate.
By Associated Press
9:08PM ( 4 hours ago )
GOP governors ask FCC to address illegal prison cellphones
Ten Republican governors - including Georgia's Nathan Deal - want the Federal Communications Commission to give states more autonomy to apply technology that can stop prison inmates from using smuggled cellphones.
By Associated Press
8:02PM ( 5 hours ago )