Bremond Rancher Out On Bond

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The Bremond rancher charged with more than 60 counts of cruelty to animals is out of jail. Clifton Muzyka was released from the Robertson County jail after posting a $60,000 bond.

His original bail was set at $600,000, but Judge Jan Roe on Monday lowered it to an amount that she said was more in line with a Class A misdemeanor. Each count Muzyka is charged with is a Class A misdemeanor.

Roe also ordered that the 20 horses found on Muzyka's ranch be turned over to the Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society. That ruling came after Roe determined the horses' health could be better attended to by Bluebonnet until the matter is settled. Muzyka also forfeited more than 100 head of cattle which were seized by a bank that had them listed as collateral .

Muzyka has another Robertson County court date on Thursday. He also faces animal cruelty charges in Falls County.