El Centro, California - On Saturday, February 28, 2016 at approximately 3:13 PM, the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a horse that appeared to be emaciated and did not have access to food or water. The owner of the horse was identified as Mr. Jason Jackson.

The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office initiated a criminal investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation charges were filed on Jackson for Cruelty to an animal, with the Imperial County District Attorney Office on Friday, June 24, 2015.

With the assistance of Imperial County Animal Control the horse’s health and condition has improved significantly.