Mercer Co. Horse Owner Faces Animal Cruelty Charges
June 22, 2009
A Mercer County man faces cruelty to animal charges after some horses were taken off his property.
Police say concerned neighbors alerted them about the horses, who were located on a farm on Curry Pike in Harrodsburg.
According to a criminal complaint, the horses belong to James "Les" Pease, a local developer who is now charged with cruelty to animals.
In all, 14 horses were seized from the farm and are now in a rescue being nursed back to health.
Pease had a summons to appear in Mercer district court Monday.
His attorney entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.
Pease is due back in court July 28 for a pre-trial hearing.