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MALTB investigators recover stolen racehorse in Kentucky 

The Mississippi Agriculture and Livestock Theft Bureau (MALTB) recovered a racehorse stolen from Mississippi in Todd County, Kentucky.  

On Feb. 23, 2024, the Terry Police Department took an initial report of a stolen racehorse, worth $7,000. On Feb. 28, 2024, the Mississippi Agriculture & Livestock Theft Bureau (MALTB) was asked to assist in the investigation. The MALTB took the lead on the investigation.    

During the investigation, it was learned the racehorse may have been stolen by fraudulent means. Additional information surfaced that led MALTB to Todd County, Kentucky. The horse was later located in Kentucky and identified as the stolen racehorse.  

With the help of the Todd County Sheriff, MALTB was able to recover the stolen racehorse and have it returned to Mississippi. This is an open and ongoing criminal investigation into the theft of livestock.  

MALTB Director Dean Barnard would like to commend the MALTB investigators and the Sheriff of Todd County, Kentucky for quickly locating and recovering the stolen racehorse. 

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