Colo. authorities seize horses after death threat

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Fort Lupton, Colo. (AP) - Authorities have seized two dozen horses that a Northern Colorado man had threatened to shoot and kill.

Weld County Deputies, state officials and horse rescue workers were gathering up the animals Friday from 64-year-old Trenton H. Parker, who lives outside Fort Lupton.

Undersheriff Margie Martinez declined to say where the animals were being taken.

Parker threatened to kill the horses to protest a 90-day jail sentence stemming from an order to clean up the property where he lives.

Martinez says authorities obtained a restraining order against Parker Thursday night.

No phone listing could be found for Parker. Martinez says Parker was on the property but didn't interfere with the seizure.
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