COPIAH COUNTY, Miss.- Jerry Earls, the man that had tons of horses on his property found sick, injured and dead has been arrested, confirms the Copiah County Sheriff’s Department.
Nearly 20 horses were found dead and decaying by a couple looking to buy Earls’ property last week. That’s when the investigation into the mistreatment of these horses began in Crystal Springs.
Dead horses were found dumped in piles, a bloody mare still alive was trapped in a feed trough too weak to get out, over 100 horses were found just barely alive, skin and bones due to malnutrition, all acquired by self-proclaimed horse trader, Jerry Earls.
WLBT reported, Earls, 59, was previously indicted and convicted of larceny of livestock in 2012. Earls admitted to stealing a bull and 42 cows and calves.
Police have not released what charges he will face at this time.
The photos of the horses and updates on the situation have been posted on a Facebook page called “Justice for Copiah County Horses.” https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-For-Copiah-County-Horses/740679139356838