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Published June 04, 2013, 10:14 AM

3 charged with mistreating horses

Authorities in Minnesota’s Otter Tail County are looking for a couple accused of mistreating horses at their rural property near Vergas.

By: Associated Press,

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Authorities in Minnesota’s Otter Tail County are looking for a couple accused of mistreating horses at their rural property near Vergas.

Bill and Penny Fick failed to appear in court on charges of animal mistreatment. Warrants have been issued for their arrests. A third person, 19-year-old Billy Tompkins, is also charged in the case and was arrested May 31.

Six horses were found dead at the Ficks property last February and several other horses were found severely malnourished.

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