HED:Five horses stolen from local pasture

CATEGORY: Crime

AUTHOR: GIBSON

HED:Five horses stolen from local pasture

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OXFORD – Lafayette County investigators are trying to rustle up some leads in the theft of five horses earlier this week.

The horses were reported stolen from a pasture on Mississippi Highway 334 Monday morning, said Jay Hill, an investigator with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department.

The horses were taken between 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday morning, Hill said. Investigators found evidence that a trailer had been backed into the pasture and the horses loaded into it.

The theft of the horses is an unusual case for Lafayette County investigators.

“I can’t remember the last time we had livestock stolen,” Hill said.

Anyone with information about the theft of the horses should call the sheriff’s department at 234-6421.