Clark County man accused of letting horse out, nearly trampling kids

A Clark County man faces a misdemeanor charge after authorities said he allowed his horse to run free in a neighborhood.

Eric Frock, 50, was charged with animals running at large in Clark County Common Pleas Court on Monday.

Authorities were called to Troy Road in German Twp. in October where they were told a horse was continually getting loose. German Twp. Police Officer Joshua Perry said the horse was a danger to kids.

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“(A witness) advised that the white horse had gotten out of its fence again and this time nearly trampled some small children,” Perry wrote in a court affidavit.

Perry said when he contacted Frock, Frock allegedly told him he didn’t think his horse getting out was a big deal.

An investigation found that the horse had four previously reported incidents of getting out, Perry said.

Frock pleaded not guilty to the charge on Monday.


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