Former Walking Horse trainer Jackie McConnell was indicted Monday, April 1, 2013 by the Fayette County Grand Jury on 22 counts of violating the Horse Protection Act in 2011. Two co-defendants, John Mays and Jeff Dockery were also indicted – Mays with 13 counts and Dockery with 3 counts in the state court. 
McConnell is already serving three years of probation and has been fined $75,000 for his federal felony conviction. The co-defendants pleaded guilty in federal court to lesser charges.