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Morristown ranch owner is accused of animal abuse

Morristown ranch owner is accused of animal abuse

By Rikki Mitchell. CREATED Aug 27, 2013

PHOENIX (AP) - A ranch owner in Morristown is in custody for alleged animal abuse.
   
Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say horses on the property of 38-year-old Jesus Torres lacked food and medical attention.
   
The sheriff's Animal Crimes Unit has seized 10 horses, three goats and four dogs from Torres' ranch.
   
The ranch is located between the cities of Surprise and Wickenburg in the western part of the county.
   
The investigation started when sheriff's officials received a complaint this week.
   
They say Torres is being held on 27 counts of animal abuse.
   
It was unclear Tuesday if Torres has an attorney yet.

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Rikki Mitchell

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Rikki Mitchell is a proud University of Arizona grad and joined the KGUN9 team after graduation. Rikki reports as a video journalist for the evening and weekend newscasts.