Man sentenced for dragging horse, assaulting man

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Minot man convicted of aggravated assault and animal cruelty has been sentenced to 11 days in jail.

The Minot Daily News reports that 35-year-old Cody Sundby was accused of dragging a horse behind a trailer in the town of Bergen last August. Authorities say the horse suffered injuries to its mouth, face, neck and sides of its torso.

Sundby also was accused of hitting a man over the head with the butt of a rifle the next day, knocking him unconscious.

A McHenry County judge ordered Sundby to complete an anger management class and participate in a sobriety program. He also prohibited from boarding or training animals other than his own for two years.