Benton woman arrested, charged with 16 counts of animal cruelty

Sandra Blackmon Driscoll, 52.
Sandra Blackmon Driscoll, 52.(Bossier Sheriff's Office)
Published: Sep. 21, 2021 at 3:08 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2021 at 9:10 PM CDT
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BOSSIER PARISH, La. (KSLA) - According to the Bossier Sheriff’s Office, a Benton woman has been arrested on multiple counts of aggravated cruelty to animals in her care.

Detectives received a tip about malnourished horses and obtained a warrant to search the property of Sandra Blackmon Driscoll, 52. During their investigation, detectives say they found three dead horses inside a dump trailer on the property.

They found 13 additional horses on the property that were extremely malnourished and in such dire conditions some were barely able to walk.

Detectives reported the living conditions in the animal’s main barn were deplorable. There was little water available, and there were other signs that the animals had not been fed in some time.

All of the animals were seized and taken to be boarded by a local horse owner.

Driscoll was arrested and charged with 16 counts of aggravated animal cruelty and was transported to the Bossier Maximum Security Facility. Her bond is set for $100,000.

If you suspect someone is abusing an animal, please contact the Criminal Division of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office at (318) 965-3418 or (318) 965-2203.

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