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3 On Your Side: Stolen bronze horse

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By Bert Case - bio | email

MADISON COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) - There's a horse thief on the loose in Madison County.

But the horse is made of bronze and weighs about 600 pounds.

It was taken from the Andover Subdivision just east of the Flora city limits on Highway 22.

The stolen horse was taken between 5:00 p.m. on Dec. 27 and 7:00 a.m. Dec. 28.

The horse belongs to the John Arthur Eaves family and was brought here from Italy.

The bronze horse was purchased by attorney John Arthur Eaves, Sr. because the horses reminded him of some horses he owned when John Arthur Eaves, Jr. was a child.

"Someone came in the middle of the night and lifted this pure bronze horse out of ground, in this yard, which is an amazing accomplishment, by itself," John Aruthur Eaves, Jr. said. "So you can see we have one horse left, his name is Shadow and they took Velvet, and we just want to have them reunited in time for Valentine's Day."

The Andover Subdivision features 3 to 6 acre lots and appeals to horse owners.

"Well Bert I can't imagine, must a been a group of kids that pulled in here in a pickup truck on a trailer, and just loaded the brass horse off in it," Sheriff Toby Trowbridge of Madison County said. "And I need your help once again in trying to get this back. So my thought was let 3 On Your Side get a hold of it, and if any neighbors see a brass horse, in their neighbor's back yard please call you or us."

The bronze horse weighs about 600 pounds.

If anyone knows who stole it, they could get up to a $1,000 reward for turning them in.

Eaves, Jr. said if the people who stole the bronze horse bring it back, he will not press charges.

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