Key Figure To Plead Guilty In Horse Soring Case

A key figure in the Tennessee Walking Horse scandal aimed at trainers involved in “horse soring” is set to plead guilty in Chattanooga today.
Jackie McConnell is due to appear before Federal Magistrate Court Judge Bill Carter.
According to papers filed in Federal Court, he will plead guilty to one count and all other charges will be dismissed. A 52-count indictment had been issued against him, Jeff Dockery, John Mays and Joseph R. Abernathy. Abernathy and Mays are also set to appear in court today.