Statement from the Okeechobee Sheriff regarding abused horses in Okeechobee County
From Okeechobee Sheriff In regards to the recent horse abuse allegations.
Sheriff Noel E. Stephen releases the following statement: “In response to the active investigation concerning abused horses in Okeechobee County. The Sheriff’s Office is conducting both a criminal investigation as well as an internal investigation into allegations of neglect. The Sheriff’s Office can offer no further information in regards to either at this time. We will do our best to keep everyone informed as we proceed forward. Rest assured that I will do whatever is necessary to make sure this investigation is completed correctly and in a timely manner. At the completion all information will be released”.
This is an ongoing investigation, no further information to release at this time.
Michele Bell, PIO”