Arrest Made in Shooting of Horse

Man Faces Two Firearms Charges

January 02, 2020 - 6:50 am



(HANOVER, Va.) -- The Hanover Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in the case of a horse being shot just before Thanksgiving.

Jeffrey Mayo of Mineral was arrested for the incident involving "Penny" the horse, which occurred on November 27.

It was determined through the investigation that Mayo was hunting and fired three shots at a deer while it was running. The third shot was fired within 100 yards of an occupied house on Farrington Road in the western part of the county. That shot also hit Penny.

The owner says that Penny continues to recover well from the shooting.

Mayo faces charges of reckless handling of a firearm and discharing a firearm within 100 yards of an occupied dwelling.