- Associated Press - Friday, August 22, 2014

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) - Bond has been set at $3,000 cash for a man accused of violating probation in a case that involved the deaths of more than 100 horses in Burleigh and Morton counties.

Sixty-four-year-old William Kiefer also faces a new charge in McHenry County of disobeying a judicial order, for allegedly using a fake name to take part in a weekend trail ride.

Kiefer pleaded guilty last year to mistreating animals and was sentenced to six months in custody and two years of probation. He’s now accused of violating probation terms by buying a horse and having a horse and a mule in the backyard of his Fargo home.

A probation revocation hearing is set for Sept. 19. Kiefer is due in court Sept. 22 on the McHenry County misdemeanor charge.

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