Leachman buys back 60 to 70 horses
Jim Leachman of Billings presented a check Wednesday at the Bureau of Indian Affairs office in Crow Agency to buy back 60 to 70 of the 829 horses he is accused of starving.
His son, Seth Leachman, bought the quarter horses duringÂ last weekend’s BIA auction at the Home Place Ranch 16 miles east of Billings.
“He (Jim Leachman) came in and paid with a cashier’s check for the amount that he owed,” BIA Crow Agency Superintendent Vianna Stewart said.
Stewart said she didn’t know the exact amount of the check because she was traveling Wednesday and all the agency employees who knew the total were attending a Thursday afternoon meeting about the pending federal government shutdown.
Yellowstone County Sheriff Lt. Kent O’Donnell said he heard the check was for $35,000.