Bogalusa man arrested on animal cruelty charges

Bogalusa man arrested on animal cruelty charges

BOGALUSA, LA (WVUE) - A Bogalusa man was arrested on animal cruelty after authorities were tipped off about the mistreatment of horses.

Washington Parish Sheriff's Office investigators and the Bogalusa Police Department animal control officer went to Riverside Drive in Bogalusa to see the horses reported to be without proper care or food.

Upon viewing the condition of the horses, officers seized the animals and took them to another location where they could receive proper veterinary care.

Authorities arrested Landrus Ollie Forbes, 42, of Donnell Street and charged him with four counts of cruelty to animals and three counts of failure to appear.

Forbes was held on a $20,600 bond.

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