When they arrived, they found one horse deceased in the backyard.
A year old colt was found inside the enclosure, tied to a tree. It appeared it had been tied there for quite some time, Hastings said.
Next to the body of the deceased horse, deputies discovered a shallow grave with another horse that had recently died.
Deputies seized the colt, who is now doing well and being kept at the sheriff’s office animal stable. Hastings says the horses’ owner was identified as 35-year-old Stormy Hopkins Lyons.
She turned herself in Friday to the Tuscaloosa County Jail on outstanding warrants. Her bond is set st $7,500.
(WIAT 42 - Dec 30, 2016)