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Cruelty charges pending against Hawkins County man in horse neglect case

Jeff Bobo • Apr 16, 2013 at 11:02 AM

CHURCH HILL — A criminal summons was issued last week for a Hawkins County man accused of neglecting four horses on his property on AFG Road near Church Hill.

When a Hawkins County horse rescue agency went to the get the horses Sunday at the request of the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office, the horses had reportedly been removed from the property.

Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson told the Times-News Monday that a criminal summons for five counts of animal cruelty has been issued against Timothy Lee, 35, 753 AFG Road, Church Hill.