Taylor Ridge man accused of abusing horses to be in court Feb. 11


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Posted Online: Jan. 24, 2013, 8:28 pm
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By Rachel Warmke, rwarmke@qconline.com
A 70-year-old man, sought by police since December for allegedly starving horses on his Taylor Ridge property, will make his first court appearance Feb. 11 on misdemeanor charges of cruel treatment of animals and violation of animal owner's duties.

Attorney Katherine Drummond filed a plea of innocent on behalf of Larry Garrett Wednesday in Rock Island County Circuit Court, records state.

Mr. Garrett was charged in October after more than two dozen horses were found, apparently neglected and severely underfed.The horses were transferred toSchone's Friendship Farm in Milan, with most of them adopted since then.

Mr. Garrett initially was not arrested on the misdemeanor charges, but the Rock Island County Sheriff's Department issued a warrant for him in December when he failed to appear at a November court hearing.

He was arrested Jan. 10 and released from the Rock Island County Jail the same day after posting 10 percent of a $3,000 bond, officials said.






















 



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