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      Lee County horse neglect case awaits judge's decision

      Jeffery Graber was charged with livestock neglect January 8, 2014


      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.

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