Elliot Jordan, 41, of 440 Green St., Marksville, was charged with public intimidation, resisting an officer, cruelty to animals and released on a $2,500 bond after the sheriff investigated a report of Jordan neglecting his horses.
"We received a call from a concerned citizen," he said. "We had checked on the horses during a previous complaint. When a deputy went back for another complaint received May 18, he saw the horses were worse. The horses were suffering from malnutrition."
The horses are on a lot on Schexsnyder Road in the Large area.
Anderson said the case is still under investigation, and the horses were now under the care of a veterinarian.
Jordon is serving his second term on the council.