Rodeo Horses Stolen

Mar 2, 2012

MAGNOLIA, Ark. (AP) — A judge has set a trial date for a 19-year-old woman who is accused in the theft of five rodeo horses from Southern Arkansas University.

Jaci Rae Jackson faces six felony theft counts in Magnolia, where she is to be tried in late July. Prosecutor David Butler tells Shreveport, La., television station KSLA that Jackson didn't steal the horses herself but created the scheme and got two other people to remove the animals.

Four of the horses were recovered in Oklahoma but one of them was killed.

Jackson also faces felony theft and animal cruelty charges in Oklahoma, where McCurtain County District Attorney Mark Matloff says she won't be offered a plea deal. A hearing is set for March 13 in that case.

Jackson waived arraignment Thursday in Magnolia.