Counts Filed in Abandoned Horses Case

Newsdate: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 - 10:00 am
Location: BILLINGS, Montana

A man is facing two more counts of animal abuse charges, after authorities say he left hundreds of horses without food at a ranch east of Billings.

The Yellowstone County attorney filed the charges Wednesday against James Leachman.

The charges come after another two horses died at the Home Place Ranch earlier this month.

Leachman was ordered to remove the horses last July, when he lost the ranch in a foreclosure sale.

He pleaded not guilty to ten misdemeanor animal cruelty charges in January.

Hay donations have been coming in, and the first air-drop began over a month ago.

A trial for Leachman has been set for June 3rd.

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