Person of interest sought in horse abuse case

Lawton_The Stephens County Sheriff's is seeking a person of interest in an animal abuse case.  Stephens County Deputies found some severely malnourished horses on property just off of Old Highway 7 in Stephens County.

Stephens County Sheriff, veterinarians and the Stephens County Humane Society found two dead horses and six others that appeared to be neglected and severely emaciated.  It appears that whoever once lived on the property abandoned the animals and left them to fend for themselves.

Authorities say whoever lived there hasn't been there for months.  Law enforcement believes this man may be connected to the animal abuse.  Please call the Stephen's County Sheriff's Department at 580-255-3131.