Lee County horse neglect case not dismissed

One of the horses returned to the pasture of Jeff Graber in Donnellson, Iowa on Saturday

A Donnellson, Iowa man accused of livestock neglect will head to court for a hearing July 8.

Lee County Sheriff Jim Sholl said Graber's attorney filed a motion to dismiss the charges.

However, Assistant Lee County Attorney Clinton Boddicker resisted the motion.

Graber faces a serious misdemeanor of livestock neglect.

He was charged in Jan. 8 after deputies removed several emaciated horses from his property.

A judge ordered the horses returned to Graber in March due to a procedural error by the Lee County Sheriff's Office.