Man On Horse Leads Police On Half-Hour Chase Through Town

BUNNELL, Fla. (September 25, 2012)--A man who police say was drunk while riding his horse through a northeast Florida town was jailed after a police chase.

Flagler County jail records show Charles Cowart, 29, was arrested Monday and was ordered held in lieu of $7,000 bond on charges that include disorderly conduct, resisting arrest without violence and cruelty to animals.

According to a charging affidavit, officers responded to a report of an "intoxicated male riding a horse" and found Cowart riding over railroad tracks.

He told officers he was headed to his grandmother's house and ignored orders to get off the horse.

Then he took off and police chased him for more than a half-hour.


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