Search continues for stolen horses

Police are continuing an investigation into the theft of five horses, a livestock trailer, and other equipment from Mulerider Stables at Southern Arkansas University.

The theft took place in the overnight hours of Wednesday, Nov. 2. The trailer was recovered in Tom, Okla., on Thursday night, but none of the five horses have been found. The horses were owned by SAU students who are members of the University’s nationally competitive collegiate rodeo team.

“We are doing everything we can to locate these valuable and loved horses,” said SAU President Dr. David Rankin. “The loss of these horses is very personal to our students, and we are all hoping and praying for their safe return.”

“The SAU Police Department is working with numerous local, county and state law enforcement agencies regarding the theft,” said SAU Police Chief Eric Plummer. “Leads are coming in to the police department, and we are developing those leads so that we may have a successful resolution to this case.”

Individuals with information regarding the theft are urged to contact the SAU Police Department at (870) 235-4100 or Arkansas State Police Investigator Hays McWhirter at (870) 703-2065.

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