Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-217

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 31, 2013
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    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty Of A Horse

    The horse had to be euthanized.
    • Wednesday
    • May 1, 2013
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 11720 Olen Smith Road
    • Tampa, Florida


    Linda Lee Evans
    DOB: 03/23/1962
    11720 Olen Smith Road
    Tampa, Florida


    • One Felony Count of Animal Cruelty  (8 year old thoroughbred mare)


    In May 2013, HCSO was notified of an abused horse at 11720 Olen Smith Road in Tampa. Detectives with HCSO Agriculture Unit initiated an investigation and verified that a horse owned and under the care of Linda Evans was being neglected.

    Detectives determined that Linda Evans deprived her horse "Jolie" of the proper nourishment by feeding her so little she suffered malnutrition amounting to excessive and unnecessary pain and suffering.

    Linda Evans voluntarily relinquished "Jolie" and 3 additional horses to Equestrian Rescue, 4902 Timberlan Street in Tampa.

    On May 29, 2013 "Jolie" was euthanized at the animal rescue. Equestrian Inc. is continuing to house and feed the remaining three horses who are all doing well.

    Linda Evans turned herself into the Hillsborough County Jail this afternoon.
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