Man Charged in Barrel Horse Theft

A Fort Pierre, S.D., man faces multiple charges in connection with the theft of Dually, a champion barrel racing horse allegedly stolen from the Stanley County fairgrounds in July.  

The horse was competing in the Fort Pierre Rodeo when it was taken from the Stanley County Fair Grounds on July 5. Sheriff's deputies later recovered the horse in a corral elsewhere in Fort Pierre.

Flint Dahl, 22, surrendered to the Stanley County Sheriff on Tuesday after a County Court judge issued a warrant for his arrest on charges of felony grand theft and misdemeanor inhumane treatment of an animal. If convicted, he faces up to 11 years in prison and fines of up to $22,000. He is free on $5,000 bond but could not be reached for comment.

Dually's owner Wendy Halweg said she is happy to see the case moving forward.

"Now let's let the prosecutors do their job," she said.

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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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