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* Marcos Lara Arrested for Alleged Animal Abuse and Warrant in Monterey County

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Monterey County sheriff’s deputies on Sunday arrested a man suspected of neglecting his horse, and later learned the man had an outstanding warrant. Deputies were dispatched to Hillcrest Road, near Baumann Road in Castroville, around 1 p.m. in response to a report of animal cruelty to a horse.

When they arrived, they located several residents who had found the horse, which was suffering from a large cut on its left leg, lacerations on its back hooves, a swollen left eye, and blood coming from its nose. Deputies contacted a man who said he owned the horse and had gotten it for free from a friend. He said he had tied the horse to a tree near a strawberry field with a long rope, according to the sheriff’s office.

A veterinarian arrived and said it appeared the horse had become tangled in the rope and panicked, sheriff’s officials said. Deputies believed that the man had no intention of providing the horse with medical attention, and arrested him, according to the sheriff’s office. While booking the man, deputies determined that the had lied about his name, and identified him as Marcos Lara, 34, of Moss Landing. Deputies discovered that Lara had a $5,000 warrant for his arrest. The horse was treated by veterinarians and is now in the custody of the SPCA.

Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you have any information that can help solve this crime.

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