Carnival workers arrested for animal neglect

Photo Provided by Sullivan County Sheriff Department

SULLIVAN COUNTY (WISH) – Indiana State Police arrested two carnival workers Monday for animal neglect.

Police found two miniature horses in a homemade trailer hooked to the back of a Ford pickup truck on U.S. 41 near State Road 54. The horses were in poor health, without food or sufficient air flow into the trailer.

Sullivan County Humane Society transported the horses to the Sullivan County Animal Hospital for treatment.

Police arrested Steven Toth, 21, and Joel Baldwin, 43, for animal neglect. The pair worked for Modern Midways Carnival of Miami, Florida. The horses were en-route to Chicago, Illinois.

The trailer attached to the pickup truck was impounded.

Toth and Baldwin were being held Monday in the Sullivan County Jail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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