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November 4, 2021

Man charged in abusing horse with stun gun, chain denied bond

RIVERTON (WNE) — A Wyoming District Court Judge has denied special bond provisions to allow an accused animal abuser to go to a rodeo. 

Charged with three counts of felony cruelty to animals, Cole Littlewhiteman, 35, of Pavillion, could face up to six years in prison and $15,000 in fines if convicted. 

He was charged on Aug. 13, under a court affidavit alleging that he had kicked, tased and beaten a horse even while the horse lay helpless on the ground. He pleaded not guilty on Aug. 31. 

Littlewhiteman also was bonded out o...

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