Community meeting Tuesday

Published 10:25 pm Sunday, November 17, 2019

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Greenville County Sheriff’s Office to discuss general crime and horse attacks

LANDRUM—The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is holding a Northern Greenville Community meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19 to discuss crime and recent animal cruelty incidents, namely horses being attacked in the area. 

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Ebenezer Welcome Baptist Church, located at 4005 Highway 14, Landrum, S.C. 

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Residents can meet with Greenville County deputies to share concerns about crime and get information on current crime trends occurring in the area. 

The Greenville County Animal Control will also have a representative at the meeting to discuss recent animal cruelty incidents. 

The horse attacks have spanned two counties in the Upstate but have all occurred within about 5 miles of each other. A fourth horse was attacked sometime this week and had to be euthanized from Campobello. 

The Spartanburg County Animal Control confirmed Thursday that another horse was possibly cut and had to be euthanized. 

The Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement sent a press release on Thursday morning saying an injured horse was reported around 6 p.m. Wednesday on Patterson Road in Campobello. The horse had one cut on its lower leg and a puncture wound under its midsection. 

Spartanburg County Animal Control said Wednesday’s discovery is the second confirmed incident of lacerations and punctures to a horse in Spartanburg County in the last few weeks. Greenville County Animal Control has also confirmed two horses with similar injuries there. 

Horse owner Craig Howell, who had his horse attacked is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the attack. 

Officers in both Spartanburg and Greenville County are investigating and Polk County is active in the investigation as well. No horses have been attacked in Polk County.