A man was arrested in St. Petersburg, Florida this week on suspicion of stealing and killing a horse that was found butchered last year in Palmetto, officials said.
Surveillance video places the suspect, Eladio Garcia-Gasca, at the scene of the crime, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
The video allegedly shows him walking up to the stables shortly before the animal was stolen.
Garcia-Gasca, 40, was arrested at his home and booked into the Pinellas County Jail. He is charged with grand theft and animal cruelty.