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Animals rescued from Bristol pro motorcycle drag rider's home, investigation under way

December 18th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to a Bristol Herald Courier report, six emaciated dogs, three miniature ponies, three llamas and a peacock have been rescued from the home a local professional motorcycle racer.

Animal control officer seized the animals that reportedly had no food or water and needed medical attention from the Jake Silcox house along U.S. Highway 421

In an interview Thursday with the Bristol Herald Courier, Sid Arnold, who leaves near the house, said, “he [Silcox] started moving out a little over a month ago. I asked him ‘are you moving or are you going on vacation,’ and he said, ‘I’m undecided right now,’ but his lights and water are off.”

The paper reported it could not reach Silcox at the Bristol, Tenn., business he owns and uses to promote his status as an All Harley Drag Racing Association rider. His home phone has reportedly been disconnected.

Over the past two weeks, Silcox and his animals have drawn the attention of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, which confirmed an investigation Thursday.

Read the full report at the Tricities.com.

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