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Seagrove man accused of starving, mistreating horse

Posted September 20, 2013

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— Moore County sheriff’s deputies said Friday they have arrested a Seagrove man accused of starving and mistreating his horse.

Rocky Chriscoe, 33, of 216 Wilkes Road in Seagrove, was charged with felony cruelty to animals, misdemeanor child abuse and resisting a public officer.

Deputies said they went to Chriscoe’s home on Sept. 16 and found an injured horse tied to a tree on the property. The horse was malnourished, had severe wounds and needed immediate medical care.

Animal control officers took the horse for treatment at the Southern Pine Equine Clinic and Healing Hearts Equine Rescue. Doctors and equine rescue members worked through the night to save the horse, but the animal did not survive.

Deputies returned to Chriscoe’s home Sept. 20 and said the man tried to run while carrying his 2-year-old daughter.

Investigators also served three other warrants on Chriscoe: one from Randolph County for resisting a public officer, one from Randolph County for driving while license revoked and operating a vehicle with fictious vehicle registration, and one from Moore County for probation violation.

Chriscoe was being held in the Moore County jail under a $22,500 bond.


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  • clickhere Sep 20, 2013

    The horse did not survive. How could they find a horse that close to death? Did someone know about this ahead of time? Maybe as neighbors, we should be taking a more responsible attitude . . .

  • zenonx6 Sep 20, 2013

    OHHH NO,, HE has a daughter ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,