Woman Arrested for Animal Cruelty Charged with Theft

Thomasville -- A woman charged with animal cruelty last week for the way she treated her horses has been arrested again.

Rebecca Bannister and her husband, Richard, have now been charged with felony theft in both Thomas and Grady county.

The two are accused of receiving and taking stolen property. Deputies say gates and fences were taken from their former property in Grady County, and used at the farm in Thomas County.

"We knew the items were there because we had seen them the day we recovered the horses, went down yesterday with the Grady County Sheriff's Office with a detailed list of the items taken, and were able to recover those items and take them back to the Grady County Sheriff's Office," said Lt. Tim Watkins of the Thomas County Sheriff's Office.

Rebecca Bannister was arrested at the couple's farm last week. Nearly 100 animals were seized, some were suffering from severe malnutrition.

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