A man allowed to remain free on bond while awaiting trial on charges of “horse soring” will now be detained.
On Thursday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Bill Carter Thursday Barney Davis, 38, of Lewisburg to be detained and his bond revoked after learning that Davis was still training and soring horses, according to an office release.
Soring can include driving bolts into horses’ hooves to alter their gait for walking horse competitions.
Davis has been charged in a 34-count indictment along with Jeffrey Bradford, 33, also of Lewisburg, Christen Altman, 25, and Paul Blackburn, 35, both of Shelbyville.
The charges included violations of the federal Horse Protection Act and related financial crimes.
The U.S. Attorney’s office sought detention for Davis.
Davis is scheduled for trial Oct. 18.
For complete details, see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.
Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...