Deputies with the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Dept., along with help from local citizens, worked several hours this afternoon rounding up two horses that were released onto Interstate 40 by an unknown suspect.
The sheriff's dept. was contacted at approximately 2:30 p.m. today by the Oklahoma Dept. of Transportation in reference to two horses on I-40 near the 297 mile marker just west of Vian. Witnesses reported a white Dodge dually pickup pulling a rusty, white horse trailer pulled to the shoulder of the interstate and opened the horse trailer gate forcing the two horses onto the highway. The male driver then returned to the truck and drove off.
"We are lucky that no one was hurt not to mention the chance of a vehicle hitting the horses," stated Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart. If anyone has information about the incident or knows the persons involved they are being asked to call the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Dept. at 918-775-9156.
Lockhart added, "The suspect could face numerous charges not to mention reimbursing the sheriff's dept. for the several hours it took to catch the horses."
The horses were placed with the Sequoyah County Horse Rescue.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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