GREENFIELD, N.Y. -- The brother of a woman convicted of abusing horses in 2012 was arraigned on charges of animal cruelty Tuesday.
The alleged abuse took place on the Greenfield property that once belonged to Ann Arnold, who was convicted in 2012, and told she couldn't have horses on the property.
Now her brother, Dwayne Carpenter, faces charges of animal cruelty and failure to provide sustenance, according to the Saratoga County District Attorney. The charges stem from horses found on the same property from an on-going investigation by New York State Police.
D.A. James Murphy said a licensed veterinarian assisted authorities and made an assessment of the condition of the horses. The veterinarian found two of the horses were malnourished and had other health issues. A third horse was found to have an ulcerated cornea of an eye.
Carpenter has been charged with three counts of Failure to Provide Sustenance to those animals. According to Murphy, he pleaded not guilty to the three charges. Carpenter is expected to be back in Greenfield Town Court in February.
Judge Ginley has issued an order, directed the SPCA of Upstate new York to monitor the horses and their conditions while the charges are pending, according to Murphy.
The caretaker of that property, James Foster, was hit with the same charges last week.