Father shoots, kills son’s horse during argument, deputies say
POLK COUNTY, N.C. (WHNS/Gray News) – A man in North Carolina was arrested for killing a horse on Wednesday, officials said.
According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a property for an argument involving gunfire.
When deputies arrived, several people on the property told them there was a dispute between a father and a son.
The fight led to the father shooting and killing the horse that his son had been riding, deputies said.
The father, identified as 75-year-old John Victor Russell, was charged with assault on a person with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and felony animal cruelty causing the death of an animal.
Russell was jailed on a $90,000 bond. His court date is scheduled for July 19.
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