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UPDATE: Owner of emaciated horse that died in Grant County turns himself in

Update (March 1, 2017)– Doug Wolff turned himself in at the Grant County Jail Wednesday at 2:10 p.m. He bonded out on $20,000 bond. He faces charges of obstruction of justice, cruelty to animals and intimidation.

Douglas Wolff

Douglas Wolff

Original story:

GRANT COUNTY, Ind. – Authorities are searching for the owner of a horse that died from emaciation in Grant County.

The county prosecutor’s officer says Douglas Wolff is facing several charges including two counts of animal cruelty, two counts of intimidation and one count of obstruction of justice. FOX59 is told the obstruction and intimidation charges stem from Wolff’s interaction with law enforcement on December 26, when they found the horse dead and tried to remove the remains for an investigation.

Autopsy results showed the horse was emaciated, either from starvation, illness or both.

That horse was one of nine animals seized from Wolff’s property on S 500 E.

Neighbors say they’ve been raising the alarm for more than a decade and are glad to finally see something being done.

“The horses have been neglected for so long and we’ve just called as many authorities as we could to try and get help for the horses,” said another neighbor, Judy Johnson.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Wolff or the investigation is asked to call the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at 765-662-9836.