Reports of malnourished horses led to the indictment of a Virginia horse rescue operator on two animal cruelty charges.
A King William Grand Jury indicted Cassy Newell-Reed of New Beginnings Horse Rescue on Thursday. Authorities arrested her Saturday.
Officials originally seized 42 horses from the purported rescue in June.
In mid-July, a judge ordered the horses returned due to insufficient evidence for their removal. Newell-Reed faced three misdemeanor animal cruelty charges at the time.
In the end, the commonwealth attorney nolle prossed the charges against Newell-Reed but said he may seek an indictment.
Authorities released Newell-Reed on $1,000 secured bond. She is scheduled for arraignment on October 26.
Animal Cruelty Update
A February jury trial ended in the conviction of purported horse rescuer Cassy Newell-Reed for misdemeanor animal cruelty.
A judge sentenced Newell-Reed to pay a $200 fine and $105 in fees.