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Thompsonville Man Facing Theft Charge for Stealing Horse

BENTON – A Thompsonville man has been arrested for stealing a horse.

According to Franklin County Chief Deputy Kyle Bacon, on March 9 deputies responded to rural West Frankfort for a report of a stolen horse.

An investigation began and a suspect was developed. That suspect was 25-year-old Dakota H. Horton.

Bacon says through tips received on social media posts, it was learned that Horton had taken the horse into the northeastern part of Williamson County. A warrant was issued, and Horton was located in Washington, Indiana.

With assistance from the Washington, Indiana Police Department, Horton was taken into custody and then extradited back to Franklin County.

Horton remains in the Franklin County Jail on $40,000 bond for Theft over $10,000 but not more than $100,000 and two counts of Violation of Order of Protection.