Man charged for neglecting horses

DTL Editor

A Clay County man is facing three counts of animal cruelty after investigators say he neglected multiple horses.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office said 66-year-old Perry Cummings, Sr. was booked into the county jail on the charges Monday afternoon and bonded out shortly after being processed.

His bond was set at $1,182.75.

Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said one of the horses had to be put down by a deputy after consulting with a veterinarian due to the condition of the horse.

Scott said the other two horses were picked up by Horse Rescue of Lowndes County and were reported to be in poor condition but stable.

Cummings will have a court appearance in Clay County Justice Court on Thursday.