LECKIE —  McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are searching for the owner of two bay horses that have been abandoned in the Indian grave hollow area in Leckie, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

“Right now, the horses aren’t malnourished,” a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said. “The grass in the pasture where they have been grazing is about gone, and with the cold weather on its way, it can’t be good for the horses.”

According to the press release, if the owner of the horses doesn’t step forward, the office will take action. The owner of the two bay horses can contact the sheriff’s office at 304-436-8523 and ask for Deputy A.S. Epperson.

“Neighbors have been feeding the horses,” Sgt. J.E. Muncy Jr., of the McDowell County Sheriff’s office said. He added that the office has a possible identity of the owner, but they don’t know the whereabouts of the person.

Images of the two horses in question were not immediately available Friday afternoon.

— Contact Bill Archer at barcher@bdtonline.com

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