Central Illinois deputies find 5 malnourished horses

LEROY, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in central Illinois have found five malnourished horses, and one has been euthanized.

McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage says a neighbor tipped off deputies to the horses. He tells WJBC that when deputies found them in rural LeRoy on Saturday, one of the horses was unable to move and had to be put down.

Sandage says some of the horses had open wounds.

The four surviving horses were turned over to McLean County Animal Control.

Police are pursuing animal neglect charges against the owner.