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Deputies find 13 dead horses in Duplin County

Posted February 7, 2010 10:15 p.m. EST
Updated February 7, 2010 10:20 p.m. EST

— Thirteen dead horses were found Sunday morning at a mobile home at 513 Tram Road, near Mount Olive.

Duplin County sheriff’s deputies were called out to the residence at about 11 a.m. after the emaciated horses were discovered by concerned citizens.

Deputies tried to issue a search warrant but Clifton Jacobs, who was renting the home, refused to come outside.

Jacobs, 43, shot and killed himself inside the home just after 5 p.m. Sunday, Duplin County Sheriff Blake Wallace said.

The horses belonged to Jacobs, according to Wallace.

It was not yet known when or how the horses died.