Benton Woman Behind Bars: Her Horses Found Either Dead or Close
It's a tragedy that these horses were living like this, but thankfully, their owner is now living in a Hell of her own.
Sandra Blackmon Driscoll is behind bars and the reasoning will make you sick to your stomach. I believe cruelty to animals is a completely heinous crime, one that I can't even fathom. I can't imagine what makes a human being treat an animal in a disparaging way. I don't know what goes on in a person's head when they push an animal either to death or the doorstep. It's a sickening crime to me, whether it's one animal being treated this way, or in this Benton woman's case, 16 of them.
Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office announced this week that they have arrested Sandra Blackmon Driscoll on 16 felony counts of Aggravated Animal Cruelty.
This week, BSO received a tip of malnourished animals on Driscoll's property, which is a horse training center according to the announcement. Soon after, they received a search warrant and couldn't believe what they found. On her property, deputies found three dead horses inside a dump trailer.
If that wasn't sickening enough, they kept looking and found 13 horses that were all describes as "extremely malnourished". In fact, according to the announcement, the thirteen horses were in such horrendous shape, they struggled to even stand up.
As you can imagine, the living conditions for these horses was like something out of a nightmare. According to BSO, the stalls were literally uninhabitable, with little to no water, and no sign of food.
Driscoll was arrested and transported to the Bossier Maximum Security Facility with a $100,000 bond.