Saturday, November 5, 2011

Trailer Found, SAU horses still missing

A horse trailer stolen from the campus of Southern Arkansas University (SAU) in Magnolia has been found in Oklahoma, but there's no sign of the five horses taken along with it.

The trailer was found shortly before dark last night in McCurtain County, just across the Arkansas border, thanks to a phoned in tip, according to the McCurtain County Sheriff's Office (MCSO).

It was located in the driveway of a home in the town of Tom (south of Idabel). Deputies say the person who lives there is being questioned as a witness in the case and has not been charged with any crime.

The trailer and horses were reported stolen Thursday in a theft SAU police said happened between 10:30 the night before and 6:30 yesterday morning.

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The dark colored 4-door Ford truck that was pulling the trailer has Georgia license plates (TL7W102), police say.

The horses are described as follows (see photos in the slideshow on this page):
  • Black American Quarter Horse gelding, 16 years old, with a rocking M brand on left hip.
  • Sorrel blaze face Quarter Horse gelding, 15 years old, with a rocking V on left shoulder. Right hip has backward L with a K
  • Grey American Quarter Horse mare, 7 years old, with no markings
  • Buckskin Quarter Horse mare, 14 years old, with a star on her head
  • Black Quarter Horse mare, 12 years old, with star and circle M brand on left hind quarter
The SAU Rodeo Team travels to ten college rodeos each year in the Ozark Region, and tries to earn a spot at the College National Finals Rodeo which are held every June.

If anyone has any information about the theft, they are urged to call the Southern Arkansas University Police Department at (870) 235-4100.

Click here for more information on the SAU Rodeo Team.

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