Pitkin man arrested for the alleged cruelty of several horses

Gary Thompson, 64, of Pitkin | Photo Credit: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office

PITKIN, La. (VPSO) - A Pitkin man has been arrested for the alleged cruelty and neglect of several horses.

Gary Thompson, 64, was arrested following a joint investigation between Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office and the Louisiana Livestock Brand Commission into allegations of the criminal neglect of horses on property owned by Thompson.

Thompson was arrested and charged with 18 counts of Cruelty to Animals. Bond was set at $ 18,000.00.

Thompson posted bond and was released.

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