Creswell woman who neglected horses avoids jail again

A Creswell woman is avoiding jail time again, despite violating her probation agreement in a massive horse neglect case.

Posted: Apr 26, 2021 12:51 PM
Updated: Apr 26, 2021 12:59 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A Creswell woman is avoiding jail time again, despite violating her probation agreement in a massive horse neglect case.

Lane County Circuit Court Judge Charles Zennache had ordered Gwenyth Davies, 50, to appear in court Monday and show why her probation should not be revoked and a jail sentence imposed after failing to uphold the agreements of probation.

Davies had pleaded guilty to 11 counts of second-degree animal neglect in early 2020.

When she accepted the plea deal in 2020, she agreed to probation terms requiring her to make monthly payments of restitution and send photos of the several horses that she was allowed to keep under her five-year probation agreement.

But prosecutors said she missed nearly all her payments and was only sporadically sending photos.

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Still, after a probation hearing Monday morning, special prosecutor Jacob Kamins said Davies admitted to the violation and agreed to make a lump sum payment of $500 by next month, and she will also be leasing one of her three horses to someone else.

Davies must also make sure the horses are seen by a veterinarian. Kamin added that Davies is no longer represented by a private attorney, instead opting for a public defender.

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