Sunday, January 18, 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Robert, Anita & Chad Moore: Tate Township farm, Clermont, Cincinnati

Jan 1, 2009: Legal woes face horse trainer

Chad M. Moore, the horse trainer expected to be charged with cruelty to animals after at least 10 of them were found dead on a Tate Township farm, could face up to 90 days in jail for every corpse that figures into the final count.

His legal troubles won’t end there.

Moore, 39, who was arrested Thursday, faces up to a year in prison for violating probation in a Clermont County case involving nonsupport of children. Jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail in that case, he is to appear Monday in Common Pleas Court.

Moore, who pleaded guilty to nonsupport in 2003, violated probation in numerous ways, according to an affidavit by Nick Gescheider, a probation officer.

One of the things Moore was barred from doing was drinking, but on July 14 he pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to driving under the influence of alcohol.

On July 19, he was charged with theft. And, on May 20, he pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to license dogs.
He also didn’t inform his probation officer of the charges, and he failed to report to the officer after Aug. 12.

Moore also allegedly violated probation by failing to pay at least $229.85 a month to support his children.

In July, the first of at least three arrest warrants related to separate cases was issued for Moore. He may have abandoned the horses because he wanted to avoid arrest, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg said..."

Dec 29, 2009: Dead, neglected horses removed from Clermont farm


Clermont County Animal Control had been in contact with a trainer of race horses since nearly the beginning of this year regarding reports that animals in his care had been cruelly treated, gone missing or died.

At least 10 dead horses were found at a Tate Township farm Monday, and six other horses, a donkey and a pony that reportedly had been neglected were seized by Animal Control and sheriff's deputies.

The Clermont County Animal Shelter is working with the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office on possible charges of animal cruelty and abandonment against the animals’ caretaker, according to a statement from Clermont County officials. A first offense for animal cruelty or abandonment is a second-degree misdemeanor that carries up to 90 days in jail and a $750 fine per count, the statement said.

The surviving animals were taken from the 30-acre farm at 2200 Donald Road, Sheriff A.J. "Tim" Rodenberg said. Nobody was home at the time.

Robert and Anita Moore own the farm, and their son Chad Moore trains race horses, according to Chief Animal Control Officer Debra Wood..." More