Leon County man faces 57 counts relating to animal cruelty

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Leon County Sheriff’s office is investigating a report of animal cruelty in east Leon County. LCSO says 64-year-old Marion Harmon has been taken into custody and investigators are currently on the scene on Capitola Road. LCSO said Harmon has been charged with 57 charges. Those […]

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Leon County Sheriff’s office is investigating a report of animal cruelty in east Leon County.

LCSO says 64-year-old Marion Harmon has been taken into custody and investigators are currently on the scene on Capitola Road.

LCSO said Harmon has been charged with 57 charges.

Those charges include:

34 counts of aggravated animal cruelty
7 counts of animal cruelty, and
16 counts of unlawful disposal of dead animal

PC: LCSO

According to the sheriff’s office, someone saw what they thought was an animal carcass on a man’s property. When deputies arrived, they found several animals malnourished and emaciated.

LCSO says several carcasses have been found on the property and around 150 animals are being relocated.

LCSO says investigators will be on the scene for what they believe will be a long time.

LCSO said Tuesday afternoon that public that law enforcement officials are still on scene at this time and will be working through the evening.

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