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Woman charged in Southern Arkansas horse thefts

 

IDABEL, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma woman whose daughter is accused in the theft of five rodeo horses from Southern Arkansas University faces animal cruelty and knowingly concealing stolen property charges in the case.

KSLA-TV (http://bit.ly/M8BhPF) reports Wendie Cox surrendered to authorities Monday and made an initial appearance in McCurtain County District Court. A jail employee said Cox was not being held in custody there Monday night.

Cox's daughter, Jaci Jackson, has been bound over for trial on charges of animal cruelty, concealing stolen property and knowingly bringing stolen property into the state. Prosecutors allege Jackson stole the horses from the university's stables in Magnolia.

Officials found four horses alive and the remains of the fifth.

District Attorney Mark Matloff and Cox's attorney, Russell Washington, didn't immediately return calls seeking comment on Monday.

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