Farragut man arrested for Animal Neglect in connection with starving horses


January 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Department reports a Farragut man was arrested last week on an Animal Neglect charge after four horses were found on a Fremont County farm. Two of the animals were severely emaciated. 22-year old Thomas James Sammons was also charged with Interference with Official Acts.  He plead guilty to both charges and was ordered to pay fines amounting to $400. As we reported last week, an Arabian and three quarter horses were confiscated from a farm near Farragut, on Jan. 21st. Authorities say Sammons released the animals while officials were making arrangements to have them removed from the property.

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reports also, 26-year old Nicholas Lee Housh, of Sidney, was arrested Jan. 21st, for Driving While Barred/Habitual Offender. He posted bond last Wednesday and is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on February 7th.

Housh was also arrested Jan 15th on a Mills County warrant for Failure to Appear in court on an original charge of  OWI. He posted a $5,000 bond the next day.