MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- A woman wanted in a horse abandonment case was arrested a week after the animal was found tied to a tree in downtown Mobile and had to be euthanized because of its severe injuries, police said.
Yolanda Valencia Jones, 34, was booked into Mobile County Metro Jail Thursday after turning herself in, according to jail records.
Records show she was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals and was released on bail the same day.
Investigators with the Mobile Police Department said a truck was pulling a horse trailer late on the night of Thursday, Oct. 31, when the horse's legs broke through the floor and hit the road. Police said the driver of the truck eventually stopped and tied the horse to a tree in front of a home on St. Francis Street at Washington Avenue.
Police said the driver then drove off, abandoning the injured horse.