Associated Press, Published June 04 2013
3 charged with mistreating horses near Vergas
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Authorities in Otter Tail County are looking for a couple accused of mistreating horses at their rural property near Vergas.
Bill and Penny Fick failed to appear in court on charges of animal mistreatment. Warrants have been issued for their arrests. A third person, 19-year-old Billy Tompkins, is also charged in the case and was arrested Friday.
Six horses were found dead at the Ficks property last February. KBRF (http://bit.ly/r11BGJ ) reports several other horses were found to be severely malnourished.