Update – Arrest Made In Stolen SAU Horses Case
An arrest has been made in the case of the five stolen horses from SAU. The suspect is an 18 year old SAU student. Five horses, a trailer, tack and supplies were stolen from Southern Arkansas University November 2nd. The last of the five stolen horses to be recovered was recently found dead in Oklahoma. The four surviving horses were found three weeks ago in poor condition in the woods in Oklahoma, the home state of the suspect who has been arrested. The remains of the last missing horse, 15 year old "Credit Card", were recently found in Oklahoma according to KTBS.
Arkansas State Police arrested an 18-year-old student in connection to the stolen horses case at Southern Arkansas University.
Jaci Rae Jackson of McCurtain County, Oklahoma and a current student of SAU was arrested Monday afternoon in Magnolia, Arkansas.
Jackson is now being charged with three felony theft over $25K counts and three felony theft between $5K- $25K in Arkansas.
Authorities in Oklahoma have also charged the 18-year-old with three felony counts of bringing stolen property across state lines and animal cruelty.
Investigators have not said if Jackson is responsible for the death of 'Credit Card' one of the alleged stolen horses whose remains were found last week in Oklahoma.
Officials at SAU are expected to hold a news briefing at 3:30 p.m. Monday to release more details about the arrest.
Stay tuned to KSLA News 12 and KSLA.com for updates on this breaking news story. Story by Alisa Thomas, KSLA
If you have any information please contact the Southern Arkansas University Police Department at 870-235-4100.