Clinton Horse Owners Charged with Animal Cruelty 

After a six month investigation, a couple that runs the Fair Play Horse Farm in Clinton has been charged with animal cruelty. Brett Ingraham was arrested Sunday on seven counts of animal cruelty. Ingraham’s wife Alexis was also summonsed on the same charges. Last February, TV5 reported that state animal welfare agents had started an investigation after multiple complaints of neglect and malnourishment had been received.15 horses were taken from the property in June. The Ingraham’s have denied any wrong-doing. District attorney Evert Fowle says the evidence will speak for itself. Fowle told TV5, “These horses were examined and inspected over a period of weeks and months by animal welfare officials and they found from their system of scoring that the horses conditions had declined markedly. So that’s one of the reasons the investigation took so long. We wanted to make sure the conditions these horses were in wasn’t the result of a recent purchase.” The Ingraham’s are due in court in November.