- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A father and son are suing Iron County over their arrests for castrating a stallion that was unbranded and grazing on open range.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1Vqpndx) Marvin Jay Hunt and Colby Elias Hunt say they were arrested in 2013 on second-degree felony charges of wanton destruction of livestock before officials determined the ownership of the horse. The Hunts say it was a stray under state law because it lacked a brand.

Neighbor Allen Bailey and the Hunts had been in an ongoing conflict over their animals grazing on private land near the Nevada border.

Bailey says the Hunts castrated his animal after it started mating with their mares.

The Hunts want unspecified damages, and are asking a judge to determine whether Utah law requires brands to be inspected to establish ownership of a grazing animal.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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