Update: more stolen items recovered, search continues for five horses

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MAGNOLIA, AR — Law enforcement officials in Oklahoma have recovered some of the items stolen from Southern Arkansas University’s Mulerider Stables on November 2, according to a release

Deputies from the McCurtain County Sheriff’s Department found some of the saddles, blankets and other tack on November 10. A stolen livestock trailer was recovered on November 3.

None of the five horses have been located, but according to Southern Arkansas University Police Department Chief Eric Plummer, several law enforcement agencies are involved in the continued investigation.

The horses were owned by SAU students who are members of the University’s nationally competitive collegiate rodeo team. All five of the horses are American Quarter Horses: Grey, a 7-year-old gray mare; Badger, a 14-year-old black gelding; Lena, a 14-year-old buckskin mare; Credit Card, a 15-year-old sorrel gelding; and a 10-year-old black mare simply called, “Black Mare.”

Anyone with information about the theft is asked 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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