Animal cruelty charges filed against couple

May 29, 2013

Madison County prosecutors have filed formal charges against a husband and wife who lived at a farm where 171 dead animals were found dead. Daniel Ault and Carrie Ault each face 113 charges, including neglect of a dependent, improper disposal of a dead animal, and cruelty to an animal. Prosecutors filed the charges Tuesday in Madison County. The animals were discovered on the farm in April after neighbors complained of a smell coming from a property just north of Elwood. Dozens of horses, goats, sheep, geese, cows and chickens were found inside the barn.