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Updated Aug 27, 2013 - 7:15 pm

Ranch owner charged with 27 counts of animal abuse

PHOENIX — A ranch owner in Morristown is in custody for alleged animal

Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials say horses on the property of 38-year-old
Jesus Torres lacked food and medical attention.

The sheriff’s Animal Crimes Unit has seized 10 horses, three goats and four
dogs from Torres’ ranch.

The ranch is located between the cities of Surprise and Wickenburg in the
western part of the county.

The investigation started when sheriff’s officials received a complaint this

They say Torres is being held on 27 counts of animal abuse.

It was unclear Tuesday if Torres has an attorney yet.


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