Bond revoked for man charged in federal horse-soring case

Bond revoked for man charged in federal horse-soring case

July 28th, 2011 by Todd South in Local - Breaking News

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.