Township supervisor pleads to neglecting horses; resigns

Posted at 4:31 PM, Jan 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-09 21:28:52-05

CEDAR CREEK, Mich. — A township supervisor in Muskegon County has resigned after pleading guilty to neglecting eight horses.

Muskegon County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Tim Maat confirms to FOX 17 that Krystal Smith pleaded guilty December 5, 2018, to misdemeanor neglect in a case involving eight horses that were taken from her training and breeding facility. She orginally was charged August 28, 2018.

Krystal Smith submitted her resignation Tuesday at the Cedar Creek Township Board of Trustees meeting, effective March 1.

She is facing a maximum sentence of a year in jail and not being able to own or care for any horses. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Jan. 17.