Lee County horse neglect case awaits judge's decision
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:40:50 GMT —
A Donnellson, Iowa man accused of livestock neglect could no longer faces charges.
Jeffery Graber's attorney filed a motion to dismiss charges last month.
Assistant Lee County Attorney Clinton Boddicker resisted the motion.
Both sides presented their arguments in court on Tuesday.
Now they await a judge's ruling.
Boddicker told KHQA a decision should come down within the next week.
Graber was charged with livestock neglect January 8, 2014.
Deputies removed several emaciated horses from his property later that month.
A judge ordered the horses returned to Graber in March due to a procedural error by the Lee County Sheriff's Office.
Graber was cited for similar reasons in 2011.
However, no charges were filed following a 2011 investigation.