Arrests made in Hardin County horse shootings

Arrests made in Hardin County horse shootings
Ethan Daniel Woods, 19, and a male juvenile were arrested feb. 26, 2020 by the Hardin County Sheriff's Office and charged with cruelty to animals. (Source: Hardin County Detention Center)

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WAVE) - Two people have been arrested in connection with the shooting of a horse in Hardin County.

Ethan Daniel Woods, 19, and a male juvenile were arrested by the Hardin County Sheriff's Office and charged with cruelty to animals. Woods is also charged with unlawful transaction with a minor and criminal mischief.

Roy Wright, 80, of Elizabethtown, owned the horse killed, a 3-year-old Kentucky Mountain Pleasure Horse named Sarge and another horse, that had been wounded when he went out to feed them on November 6.

The second horse, named Generator, a 24-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse, had been shot in the neck. Wright expected Generator to make a complete recovery.

Woods is due to appear in Hardin District Court on March 6.

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