Couple arrested for animal cruelty for death of 2 horses

Posted at 11:35 AM, Jul 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-16 12:35:40-04

Jefferson Davis Parish deputies arrested a man and woman on outstanding warrants for cruelty to animals.  

In March, deputies observed a horse down at a residence on Pitre Road in Welsh. Deputies say they inspected the area and found no feed or hay available to the animals. The horse later died, according to Chief Deputy Christopher Ivey, spokesman for the sheriff’s office. A second horse had gone down and died two weeks before and was removed by the landowners, stated Ivey. 

Deputies filed a report and a judge signed the arrest warrants for both, Jerome Earl Lavergne, 45, and Bridget Ann Lavergne, 38, for cruelty to animals. 

The couple was located Sunday morning, booked into the parish jail and released with court dates.