Man Arrested in Starving Horse Case

A Longview man is in custody after more than a dozen horses are found nearly starved to death. 77-year old Rodger Buchanan is charged with 4 counts of animal cruelty. Investigators say Buchanan kept fourteen horses in deplorable conditions at 3 different areas in Upshur county. Miraculously, one of the pregnant mares had a healthy foal this morning at Safe Haven Farms near Gilmer where the horses are being cared for. The condition of these horses is shocking to all involved because it's not the first time Buchanan has been accused of mistreating animals. Sheriff's Deputies say Buchanan was convicted on cruelty to animal charges last year.