Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Florida: After Robin Floyd, 53, and Lynn Floyd, 42, pleaded not guilty to starving their horses, prosecutors added five more cruelty charges against each of them

FLORIDA -- Additional charges have been filed against a North Escambia couple arrested on animal cruelty charges in October.

Robin Brownie Floyd, 53, and Lynn Livingston Floyd, 42, both of Gilmore Road, Century, pleaded not guilty in November to three counts each of confinement of animals without sufficient food or water.

Now, prosecutors have filed five additional first degree misdemeanor animal cruelty charges against each Floyd.

Panhandle Equine Rescue received a tip that several thin horses were being moved by the Floyds to Santa Rosa County, according to PER President Diane Lowery. She said the horses were being transferred to a Santa Rosa County residence and then moved out of state to a horse rescue in Georgia.

Lowery said that when PER investigated in September, they found three emaciated horses still on the Gilmore Road property. Warrants were issued, and the Floyds turned themselves in at the Escambia County Jail on October 15.

PER, Lowery said, took photos of the other horses to the State Attorney’s office and requested that there more more counts, “since every horse that suffered neglect mattered”.

A public defender has been appointed for Robin Floyd after the court found him to be indigent.

Someone want to explain how he can be indigent when they own their own business, they own their own property, he works as a farrier and who knows what else? This is BS - and planned by them. Their paid attorney advised them to lie and say she kicked him out and he's homeless - that way they get a free attorney paid for by taxpayers. 

Lynn Floyd has hired a private attorney.

They are due back in court in early January, and their jury trials are scheduled to begin January 19. Both remain free on $6,000 bond each.

If he's indigent, how did he come up with his bond to get out of jail???

( - December 22, 2009)