Horses At Large Leads To Jail Time

Horses at large got a Cannon County man in deep trouble with law enforcement especially since it wasn’t the first incident in the last two years.  According to Cannon County Sheriff’s Department reports, Deputies were dispatched out to a Hollis Creek Road residence.  When they got there, Todd Baxter along with Deputy Greg Falls were both trying to get the horse back in its fenced in area but the horse would not jump over the pushed down fence.  One of the deputies had noted Baxter’s history with animals and his troubles of keeping them fenced in on various properties.  Baxter had been cited twice in December and had an incident in November of last year.  He also had an incident back in October.  At that point, Deputies were advised by administration that the next time that Mr Baxter had an animal out, it was not on his property, he was to be arrested.  Since this incident was after the warnings and the citations, deputies arrested Mr. Baxter after the horse was secured in inside the fenced in area and charged him with livestock at large.  He will answer the charge in General Sessions Court in January.