Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

Horse in hoosegow; dog owner free

A run-away horse is in custody today, and the owner of two Pitt Bull dogs has been arrested and released.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said Latonya Elks, 34, of the 100 block of Anderson Street has been charged with "dogs at large; prohibited."

"Law enforcement agencies in the parish are trying to identify ownership of the horse that was found roaming at large and being chased by the dogs in the 1000 block of Shreveport Road," Cropper said.

"A Webster Parish patrol deputy saw the horse trying to avoid the dogs. While doing so, it kicked in a large window at a local store."

Cropper said the horse was picked up by Webster Parish Livestock Contractor where it is being stored and tended.

"Elkins was arrested by summons and released by Minden Police Sgt. Spencer Tippen," Cropper said.

At the direction of the Bossier-Webster District Attorney's office, the horse was turned over to Four Forks Shelter for further care and possible adoption, if no owner is located.

Anyone with information or questions is asked to contact the Minden Police at 377-1212, the Webster Parish Sheriff's Office at 377-1515 or Louisiana Livestock Brand Inspectors at 949-3225.






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