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Couple arrested on animal cruelty charges

Roy Parker  (Source:  Baxter Co. Sheriff) Roy Parker (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff)
Brenda Parker  (Source:  Baxter Co. Sheriff) Brenda Parker (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff)
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(Source:  Baxter Co. Sheriff) (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff)

BAXTER COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – A Region 8 man previously charged with cruelty to animals in Izard County now faces the same charges in Baxter County.

On Thursday, June 30, the Baxter County Sheriff's Office received a tip from a citizen that several horses, dogs and cats were being mistreated and deprived of food and water.

According to the sheriff's report, when investigators arrived at the home on County Road 213 they found ten horses.  Only two had access to a small amount of water.  The corral where many of the horses were penned up was entirely dirt, with no grass. There was no grain or hay available for the animals.  Investigators also found six stray dogs and cats.

The Rodney Volunteer Fire Department brought in water for the horses.  The horses were then loaded onto trailers and taken to a local ranch where they continue to receive veterinary care.  The dogs and cats were taken to the county animal shelter.

On Friday, July 8, deputies arrested 38-year-old Roy Charles Parker and his wife, 51-year-old Brenda Lou Parker.  Each are charged with four counts of aggravated cruelty to animals (Class D felonies) and six counts of cruelty to animals (Class A misdemeanors).  Bond was set at $10,000 for each.  The couple is due in Baxter County Circuit Court on July 19.

 

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