Convicted horse abuser arrested for possessing horses

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(Jason Meduna back in jail. Why am I not surprised? – Jerry)

Starheraold.com -MAUNETTE LOEKS New Media Editor April 5, 2013

Jason Meduna is pictured in a Goshen County Sheriff’s Department mugshot. The man, convicted in 2010 on animal abuse charges, is being held on a parole violation after he possessed animals, including horses, in violation of a court order.

Jason Meduna is pictured in a Goshen County Sheriff’s Department mugshot. The man, convicted in 2010 on animal abuse charges, is being held on a parole violation after he possessed animals, including horses, in violation of a court order.

TORRINGTON, Wyo. — A former Morrill County rancher convicted in perhaps the worst horse abuse case in western Nebraska is back in jail.

Goshen County authorities arrested Jason Meduna, 46, for parole violation. The man, convicted in January 2010 on 145 counts of cruel neglect of an animal and ordered not to possess any animals for a period of 30 years, had been found by a probation official to be in possession of animals, including horses, Capt. Bryan Morehouse, of the Goshen County Sheriff’s Department told the Star-Herald.

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AUTHOR: Jerry Finch
19 Comments
  • Debbie Tracy

    Some people just don’t have the brain to change, I applaude the officials who caught on on what he was trying to get away with!!! Good Job, now put him back in jail for awhile maybe he’ll get it then, who knows???

    April 5, 2013
  • Debbie Richmond

    A big hearty thank you to Goshen County Sherriff’s Office for staying on top of Meduna. They were obviously well educated to the fact that recidivism for animal abusers is 100%. The public who donated blindly to Three Strikes Ranch without careful scrutiny of Meduna’s purported nonprofit hopefully received an education as well and won’t make the same mistakes.

    April 5, 2013
  • Marcia

    Yeah, right. He got parole. Hoping for a long term this time.

    April 5, 2013
  • catherine ritlaw

    Had he been hanged, as he deserved, this would not have happened.

    April 5, 2013
    • Cathy Atkinson

      Catherine got it right. I was there, helping on the round up of the 225 that WEREN’T dead. Pile of 80 that WERE dead, starved to death. Of course he was going to re-offend if he was set free! Lock him up and throw away the key. He’s scum.

      April 6, 2013
  • Chelsea Wright

    Horses are like guardian angels. They give for us & live for us, love us & teach us, but most of all they love us for who we are and see potential in the darkest of times. Shouldn’t we do the same? Stop horse abuse! Thank you to everyone who caught this son of a b….! I vote the death sentence should come back for those who kill other people or animals!

    April 6, 2013
  • I hope someone is feeding his animals while he is in jail!!!!! This man is n idiot.

    April 6, 2013
  • Ladis Niedzwiecki

    This man is a criminal.. and we should also prosecute our federal government for rounding up all these BLM horses across our western ranges, with many being sold to kill buyers for slaughter..that is so corrupt, criminal and inhumane..horses everywhere need our voice…

    April 6, 2013
      • Debbbie Richmond

        Millions supported Hitler and his atrocities too. The comparison may seem a stretch, but the underlying pathology is the same; there is sound scientific evidence of early brain damage in both charismatic psychopaths and their followers. The neurobiology of human interpersonal violence and human/animal violence, its real origins, are explained by Lloyd deMause and the Institute Of Psychohistory. We have to get to the root of the problem. Below is an excerpt online from one of his books for anyone who may be interested:

        http://www.psychohistory.com/originsofwar/03_psychology_neurobiology.html

        April 6, 2013
      • Cathy Atkinson

        I remember that well. Boggled my mind.

        April 6, 2013
  • MorganG

    Obviously this person is showing that intends to be a repeat criminal. Time to ban him from ALL animals for life.

    April 6, 2013
  • Gayle

    He was ordered to have NO ANIMALS FOR 30 years.
    For those that still believe he is or was innocent I suggest you start paying to feed the horses and other animals he had in his possession. who is feeding them? and are the horses now going to public kill buyer auction.? finally, a small part of justice for the innocent horses he killed and the folks he scammed. May he meet the RIGHT person in prison who is an animal lover..

    April 6, 2013
  • Pamela Gerla

    I am beyond disgust with Meduna. Thank goodness he has been caught early in his latest cycle. Under an assumed name? No lack of justice this time, just toss him in.

    April 6, 2013
  • larry sherer

    well we all will face are maker the father dues will be payed

    April 7, 2013
  • KristiK

    Is that blood spatter on his shirt or just my eyes? Please tell me he resisted, that it is his blood, and that more charges will be tacked on. The parole board seemed like they were some of his biggest fans. The people who let him out. The tape of the parole hearing was (may still be) available. It was rather diffucult to listen to. Key people need to make a point to be physically present at every hearing he has from here on out. The parole board does not take letters serioisly. Especially the form letters they received from online concerned people. Letters personally written go much further. Peole actually showing up may really help. In Jason’s mind, “Jason” was not allowed to ever have animals again. But if he became someone else entirely, the law didnt apply to his alter ego. Chew on that one for a bit. This guy is a sociopath.

    April 7, 2013
  • Arlene

    Complete Human Garbage. throw the key away save time and lives !!!!!!!

    April 12, 2013
  • Gayle

    What is the news on Jason? Rumor has it he is banned from having animals only in Nebraska. and he wont be in jail forever as we hoped. Anyone got more news??

    May 31, 2013
  • Gayle

    I do not see an update but hear that He will be out soon, as the order was for Nebraska, not Wyoming. so when he is out he will be able to have animals but just not in NEBR?
    Thanks Nebraska.

    July 9, 2013