Elmore County Couple Charged With Animal Abuse
On January 28th, state investigators seized nine animals -- seven horses and two donkeys -- from Craig and Rebecca Deppen’s farm, about 15 miles west of Mountain Home. The animals were taken to Emmett for care. Court records show that the couple face nine counts of misdemeanor permitting animals to go without care. Their next court hearing is Monday. A petition for animal forfeiture has been filed. The seizure occurred after investigators had made several visits to the farm on West Tilli Road.