Henry County horse owner arrested on animal cruelty charges

HENRY COUNTY, Ind. – A Henry County man is facing multiple animal cruelty charges after two of his horses were found in very poor condition with open wounds.

Steve Eddy, 49, of New Castle, is known by authorities for past complaints of animal neglect.

When officers arrived at his residence on August 3, they found two horses, a palomino mare, and a stallion, with open wounds and no food.

According to a report from a veterinarian, on a body condition scale of 1 to 9 with 1 being emaciated and 9 being extremely obese, the mare was a 1.5. Additionally, the mare’s hooves were cracked and a large wound on his shoulder appeared to be infected. The stallion was also found to be very thin.

According to court documents, Eddy did recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally abandon or neglect the horses.

If Eddy is convicted of both counts of animal cruelty, the punishment carries up to a year in jail.