Man Charged After Horse Exhumed

A Bloomington, Ind., man faces charges after authorities exhumed the carcass of one of his horses and found the animal starved to death.

Forrest B. Deckard, 51, of rural Monroe County, was charged Thursday with two counts of animal

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A Bloomington, Ind., man faces charges after authorities exhumed the carcass of one of his horses and found the animal starved to death.


Forrest B. Deckard, 51, of rural Monroe County, was charged Thursday with two counts of animal neglect in the March death of the horse and for allegedly allowing a second horse to become extremely emaciated.


An anonymous caller contacted Monroe County Animal Management officer Rebecca Brown in March, saying Deckard’s horse, named Dee, had died of starvation March 14 and was later buried.


The caller gave Brown a picture of the horse days before its death showing it was extremely emaciated, its bones clearly visible, according to a probable cause affidavit

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