Horse dies, 18 others seized from Lakeland couple
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From: The Tampa Tribune
Polk County deputies on Monday arrested Jacob Caudy, 28, and Emily Cowper, 24, of Broken Arrow Trail South in Lakeland.
According to the arrest affadavits, the couple had been paid more than $1,200 by Anita Tucker, who lives in California, to care for her 8-year-old thoroughbred named Dixie Boy.
On April 24, deputies found the horse in a skeletal state, confined to a fenced compound without sufficient food and water.
The suspects told deputies they had taken the horse to a vet a week earlier, but deputies say that is not true, and the horse was turned over to the sheriff’s office.