Horses Given Back to Donnellson Man

A Donnellson man whose horses were taken from him over a month ago, is getting them back.

In January, 55-year-old Jeffery Graber of 1930 Hwy 2 in Donnelson, had apparently not been feeding or taking care of his horses, so authorities found new homes for the animals.

At a hearing yesterday, held at the South Lee County Courthouse, they ordered the horses to be returned to Graber due to a procedural error. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office will continue to monitor the horses, which have responded favorably while in foster care.

The court’s decision however, does not affect the pending criminal charges filed against Mr. Graber.