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Search continues for stolen SAU horses

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Shaun Smith, SAU Rodeo Team Member (Courtesy: Southern Arkansas University) Shaun Smith, SAU Rodeo Team Member (Courtesy: Southern Arkansas University)
DJ News, SAU Rodeo Team Member (Courtesy: Southern Arkansas University) DJ News, SAU Rodeo Team Member (Courtesy: Southern Arkansas University)
Ty Lester, SAU Rodeo Team Member (Courtesy: South Arkansas University Rodeo) Ty Lester, SAU Rodeo Team Member (Courtesy: South Arkansas University Rodeo)
Ashley Mills, SAU Rodeo Team Member (Courtesy: South Arkansas University Rodeo) Ashley Mills, SAU Rodeo Team Member (Courtesy: South Arkansas University Rodeo)
Hope Shelton, SAU Rodeo Team Member (Courtesy: South Arkansas University Rodeo) Hope Shelton, SAU Rodeo Team Member (Courtesy: South Arkansas University Rodeo)
MAGNOLIA, AR (KSLA) -

The search continues for five horses believed to have been stolen from Southern Arkansas University last week.

The horses are owned by SAU students who are members of the university's nationally competitive rodeo team.

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

The stolen horses include a 16-year-old black American Quarter horse, a 7-year-old gray American Quarter horse, a 14-year-old buckskin Quarter horse, a 15-year-old chestnut Quarter horse and a 12-year-old black Quarter horse.

Along with the horses, a livestock trailer and other riding equipment were stolen.

The trailer was found in Tom, Oklahoma, on Thursday.

Investigators said the theft took place in the overnight hours of Wednesday, November 2nd.

"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."

Anyone with information regarding the theft should contact the SAU Police Department at 870-235-4100 or Arkansas State Police Investigator Hays McWhirter at 870-703-2065.


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