September 26, 2012

Charles Cowart - Intoxicated Man On Horse Leads Deputies On Slow Speed Chase Through Town

Bunnell, FL (The Weekly Vice) Charles Cowart, a 29-year-old Florida man was jailed Monday after he allegedly tried to flee police on a horse.

According to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched after a witness reported seeing an intoxicated man urinate on a lawn before riding off on a horse.

Investigators say Cowart road the horse in the middle of U.S. 1 and then along a set a railroad tracks.

When deputies ordered Cowart down from the horse, he allegedly stated that he was going to see his grandmother in Flagler and refused to dismount from the horse.

Cowart rode the horse through town as neighbors came out of their homes to watch the ordeal.  Deputies refrained from using their lights or sirens to avoid scaring the horse.

Deputies were forced to stop a southbound train in order to protect safety of both the man and horse. Deputies followed Cowart for about 30 minutes until the horse became tired.  That's when he allegedly hopped down from the horse and tried to flee on foot.

Cowart was booked into the Flagler County Jail and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest without violence, and cruelty to animals. He is being held in lieu of a $7,000 bond.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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