Man charged with animal cruelty

Ponca City Now - February 12, 2015 7:42 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A Muskogee County man is charged with animal cruelty after authorities found the carcasses of more than 20 horses and cows on his ranch.

The Tulsa World ( ) reports prosecutors have filed 23 counts of animal cruelty against 54-year-old Dan Robert McWilliams, accusing him of neglecting livestock.

Capt. Richard Slader of the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office says at least 10 other piles of animal bones were found on McWilliams’ 360-acre ranch this month.

Authorities say the surviving cattle and horses have been moved to another ranch.

Online court records didn’t list an attorney for McWilliams. His next court date is set for Feb. 24.


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