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Arrest made in Larson Dairy Farm abuse investigation

Posted at 4:22 PM, Nov 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-13 08:37:41-05

An arrest has been made in connection with alleged abuse at Larson Dairy Farm, according to the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office.

RELATED: Group claims abuse at 2nd Okeechobee County dairy farm

Animal Recovery Mission released video last week showing men pushing, slapping and kicking cows. One also used construction rebar to strike the cows.

After the video surfaced felony warrants for cruelty to animals were issued for Omar Jimenes Mendosa, 36, Omar Guadalupe Mendosa, 29, and a 17-year-old juvenile.

In addition, 49-year-old Helias Cruz was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to animals.