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El Paso County animal abuse suspect turns himself in

Posted at 12:20 PM, Apr 19, 2019
Brian Holloway
Photo of 53-year-old Brian Holloway (El Paso County Sheriff’s Office)

ELBERT COUNTY – The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said a man wanted on felony and misdemeanor arrest warrants after the discovery of emaciated and dead horses turned himself in.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jacqueline Kirby told News5 53-year-old Brian Holloway turned himself in at the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Thursday night.

He faces two felony counts of cruelty to animals and 10 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals.

Investigators say they first responded to the property in the 3200 block of Slocum Road on March 10. They said they found two dead horses inside a stall in a large barn and they found 10 horses in various stages of starvation.

The Humane Society and Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center participated in the search of the property and removed remaining living horses to be moved to an approved boarding facility.

Emaciated Horse
1 of 10 horses seized by El Paso County authorities into an investigation into animal neglect. (March 2019 – El Paso County Sheriff’s Office)
Emaciated Horse
1 of 10 horses seized by El Paso County authorities into an investigation into animal neglect. (March 2019 – El Paso County Sheriff’s Office)
Emaciated Horse
1 of 10 horses seized by El Paso County authorities into an investigation into animal neglect. (March 2019 – El Paso County Sheriff’s Office)