A federal judge sentenced three co-defendants for their involvement in “horse soring”, a practice of damaging horses’ hooves to alter their gait for walking horse competitions.
Barney Davis, 39, received the stiffest penalty with one year in prison. Davis has been in custody since July 2011 and will be eligible for release in four months.
U.S. District Judge Harry “Sandy” S. Mattice sentenced co-defendants Christen Altman, 26 and Jeffery Bradford, 33, to one year’s probation and a $1,000 fine.
A fourth defendant, Paul Blackburn, 35, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year probation in January.
For more 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 ...