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14 horses rescued in Brownsburg

Posted at 2:34 PM, Dec 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-28 10:14:30-05

BROWNSBURG, Ind. -- Crews rescued 14 horses that were in a pasture surrounded by water Sunday afternoon.

The rescue happened at County Road 350 N in Brownsburg.

According to the Brownsburg Fire Department, the horses were able to move, but were showing no signs of wanting to leave the area. 

Crews from Brownsburg, Avon, Plainfield, Danville, and an animal rescue team from Morgantown were on scene.

All of the horses were rescued and returned to their barns. 

However, one man was arrested at the scene after he disrupted the rescue attempt, according to a press release from the Indianapolis Fire Department. 

The release said Charles Knights, 56, showed up and entered the rescue area. Officials tried to call him back multiple times, but he did not listen. He was taken into custody by DNR and arrested.

He told police that he heard the story on the news and wanted to help. 

"While we understand people wish to help, it can put lives in danger. No one should come to an emergency and begin helping without the approval of command on the scene," a press release said. 

Knights has been charged with public intoxication, obstructing a firefighter, resisting law enforcement and criminal trespassing. 

He is being held in the Hendricks County Jail. 


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