Texas Authorities Probe Horse Theft Attempt

Texas Authorities Probe Horse Theft Attempt

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Law enforcement authorities in Montgomery County, Texas, are seeking whoever injured a horse in a failed attempt to steal the animal.

Montgomery County Sheriff's Department Spokesman Lt. Dan Norris said that on Nov. 19, sheriff's department personnel responded to a report that someone tried to steal a horse from its pasture. The theft attempt was unsuccessful, but the horse sustained several injuries when it ran through a fence during the incident.

"The horse had cuts on its legs, nose, and mouth, but is doing fine," Norris said.

No further details about the animal or why it was targeted were available.

"We would just love to know who did it," Norris said.

Anyone who can help investigators identify those responsible for the incident should call Det. Shannon Spencer at 936/760-5876 during regular business hours. Tipsters can also call the 24-hour Montgomery Sheriff's Department Communications line at 936/760-5800 or Crime Stoppers at 800/392-STOP (7867). Those wishing to submit anonymous tips should use the Montgomery County Crime Stoppers website at montgomerycountycrimestoppers.org.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the incident.

About the Author

Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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