Colorado authorities seize horses after death threat
FORT LUPTON, Colorado – 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.