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Jackie McConnell Indicted in Fayette County, TN


2013/05/01

On Monday April 1, 2013, The Chattanoogan reported:  “A Fayette County, Tn., Grand Jury has indicted horse trainer Jackie McConnell and two co-defendants on 38 counts of animal cruelty for illegally soring and torturing horses. McConnell was indicted on 22 counts of animal cruelty in Fayette County, for charges stemming from alleged soring of Tennessee Walking Horses.

“McConnell is already serving three years of probation and has been fined $75,000 for his federal felony conviction in Chattanooga.

“McConnell’s co-defendants in the federal case, John Mays and Jeff Dockery were also indicted. Mays was charged with 13-counts and Dockery with three-counts.

 In March 2012, eight horses were seized from McConnell’s stable following the execution of a search and seizure warrant. At the state’s request, the HSUS has been providing the horses with intensive rehabilitative care for the past year and will continue to do so.”

The indictment charges that Jackie McConnell, Jeff Dockery, and John K. Mays “did unlawfully and knowingly torture” and apply “chemical compounds to the legs of walking horses” named “Pride’s Mr. Williams,” “Mucho Bueno,” “Taj Mahal,” and “Master Streaker aka M.O.J. Filly.”

Following are excerpts from the indictment. Read the full indictment here: http://www.humanesociety.org/assets/pdfs/horse/mcconnell.pdf

The indictment states that: “Jackie McConnell, on or about April 08, 2011, in Fayette County, Tennessee…did unlawfully and knowingly torture a walking horse named ‘Pride’s Mr. Williams’ by beating ‘Pride’s Mr. Williams’ on the head with a large wooden club…

“Count 2: …On or about April 08, 2011…the said Jackie McConnell did unlawfully and knowingly torture a walking horse named ‘Field Colt’ by using a ‘hot shot’ cattle prod on the nose and hind quarters of ‘Field Colt’…

“Count 3: …On or about April 12, 2011 …Jackie McConnell did unlawfully and knowingly inflict pain on a walking horse named ‘Pride’s Mr. Williams’ by applying a chemical compound to the legs of ‘Pride’s Mr. Williams’ in order to make the horse sore for the purpose of training the horse to compete in horse shows…

“Count 4: …On or about April 20, 2011 …Jackie McConnell did unlawfully and knowingly inflict pain on a walking horse named ‘Mucho Bueno’ by applying a chemical compound to the legs of ‘Mucho Bueno’ in order to make the horse sore for the purpose of training the horse to compete in horse shows…

“Count 5: …On or about April 29, 2011 …Jackie McConnell did unlawfully and knowingly inflict pain on a walking horse named ‘Taj Mahal’ by applying a chemical compound to the legs of ‘Taj Mahal’ in order to make the horse sore for the purpose of training the horse to compete in horse shows…

“Count 6: …On or about March 09, 2011 …Jackie McConnell and Jeff Dockery did unlawfully and knowingly inflict pain on a walking horse named ‘Master Streaker aka M.O.J. Filly’ by applying a chemical compound to the legs of ‘Master Streaker aka M.O.J. Filly’ in order to make the horse sore for the purpose of training the horse to compete in horse shows…

“Count 7: …On or about March 11, 2011 …Jackie McConnell and Jeff Dockery did unlawfully and knowingly inflict pain on a walking horse named ‘Paroled In The Night’ by applying a chemical compound to the legs of ‘Paroled In The Night’ in order to make the horse sore for the purpose of training the horse to compete in horse shows…

“Count 8: …On or about March 31, 2011 …Jackie McConnell and Jeff Dockery did unlawfully and knowingly inflict pain on a walking horse named ‘Paroled In The Night’ by applying a chemical compound to the legs of ‘Paroled In The Night’ in order to make the horse sore for the purpose of training the horse to compete in horse shows…

“Count 9: …On or about May 5, 2011 …Jackie McConnell and John K. Mays did unlawfully and knowingly inflict pain on a walking horse named ‘Cash Sweep’ by applying a chemical compound to the legs of ‘Cash Sweep’ in order to make the horse sore for the purpose of training the horse to compete in horse shows…

“Count 10: …On or about May 5, 2011 …Jackie McConnell and John K. Mays did unlawfully and knowingly inflict pain on a walking horse named ‘Pride’s Mr. Williams’ by applying a chemical compound to the legs of ‘Pride’s Mr. Williams’ in order to make the horse sore for the purpose of training the horse to compete in horse shows…

“Count 11: …On or about April 20, 2011 …Jackie McConnell and John K. Mays did unlawfully and knowingly inflict pain on a walking horse named ‘Paroled In The Night’ by applying a chemical compound to the legs of ‘Paroled In The Night’ in order to make the horse sore for the purpose of training the horse to compete in horse shows…

“Count 12: …On or about April 21, 2011 …Jackie McConnell and John K. Mays did unlawfully and knowingly inflict pain on a walking horse named ‘Paroled In The Night’ by applying a chemical compound to the legs of ‘Paroled In The Night’ in order to make the horse sore for the purpose of training the horse to compete in horse shows…

“Count 13: …On or about April 27, 2011 …Jackie McConnell and John K. Mays did unlawfully and knowingly inflict pain on a walking horse named ‘Paroled In The Night’ by applying a chemical compound to the legs of ‘Paroled In The Night’ in order to make the horse sore for the purpose of training the horse to compete in horse shows…

“Count 14: …On or about April 12, 2011 …Jackie McConnell and John K. Mays did unlawfully and knowingly inflict pain on a walking horse named ‘Master Streaker aka M.O.J. Filly’ by applying a chemical compound to the legs of ‘Master Streaker aka M.O.J. Filly’ in order to make the horse sore for the purpose of training the horse to compete in horse shows…

“Count 15: …On or about April 20, 2011 …Jackie McConnell and John K. Mays did unlawfully and knowingly inflict pain on a walking horse named ‘Master Streaker aka M.O.J. Filly’ by applying a chemical compound to the legs of ‘Master Streaker aka M.O.J. Filly’ in order to make the horse sore for the purpose of training the horse to compete in horse shows…

“Count 16: …On or about April 21, 2011 …Jackie McConnell and John K. Mays did unlawfully and knowingly inflict pain on a walking horse named ‘Master Streaker aka M.O.J. Filly’ by applying a chemical compound to the legs of ‘Master Streaker aka M.O.J. Filly’ in order to make the horse sore for the purpose of training the horse to compete in horse shows…

“Count 17: …On or about April 27, 2011 …Jackie McConnell and John K. Mays did unlawfully and knowingly inflict pain on a walking horse named ‘Master Streaker aka M.O.J. Filly’ by applying a chemical compound to the legs of ‘Master Streaker aka M.O.J. Filly’ in order to make the horse sore for the purpose of training the horse to compete in horse shows…

“Count 18: …On or about May 04, 2011 …Jackie McConnell and John K. Mays did unlawfully and knowingly inflict pain on a walking horse named ‘Master Streaker aka M.O.J. Filly’ by applying a chemical compound to the legs of ‘Master Streaker aka M.O.J. Filly’ in order to make the horse sore for the purpose of training the horse to compete in horse shows…

“Count 19: …On or about April 20, 2011 …Jackie McConnell and John K. Mays did unlawfully and knowingly inflict pain on a walking horse named ‘Taj Mahal’ by applying a chemical compound to the legs of ‘Taj Mahal’ in order to make the horse sore for the purpose of training the horse to compete in horse shows…

“Count 20: …On or about April 21, 2011 …Jackie McConnell and John K. Mays did unlawfully and knowingly inflict pain on a walking horse named ‘Mucho Bueno’ by applying a chemical compound to the legs of ‘Mucho Bueno’ in order to make the horse sore for the purpose of training the horse to compete in horse shows…

“Count 21: …On or about April 27, 2011 …Jackie McConnell and John K. Mays did unlawfully and knowingly inflict pain on a walking horse named ‘Mucho Bueno’ by applying a chemical compound to the legs of ‘Mucho Bueno’ in order to make the horse sore for the purpose of training the horse to compete in horse shows…

“Count 22: …On or about April 28, 2011 …Jackie McConnell and John K. Mays did unlawfully and knowingly inflict pain on a walking horse named ‘Mucho Bueno’ by applying a chemical compound to the legs of ‘Mucho Bueno’ in order to make the horse sore for the purpose of training the horse to compete in horse shows…”

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