Wendi Cox was extradited to Oklahoma today. She posted a $25,000 bond and was released from the McCurtain County Jail. It is unknown when her next court appearance is scheduled. Cox is charged with arson and insurance fraud for allegedly playing a role in burning her house down.
A day after Jaci Rae Jackson made bail in Oklahoma her mother is spending the night in a jail cell. Horse Authority confirms with Texas Sheriff officials that Wendi Cox has been arrested. She is charged with arson and submitting a false insurance claim.
In August 2010, Cox’s home burned. The cause was later determined to be arson. According to the probable cause affidavit, Cox told a woman that “she could not pay for the house and it needed to burn.” The affidavit also states that the woman says Cox “asked her many times if she would help burn it.”
Court documents show that Jackson told multiple friends she was asked to burn the house by her mother so she could collect the “insurance money” and also “pay for a surgery.” Investigators also detail in the affidavit that Jackson told a friend that she “burned the house by pouring gasoline inside it.”
Jackson is charged with one count of arson in that case. She is also charged with three felonies including moving stolen property into the state, knowingly concealing stolen property, and animal cruelty related to the Arkansas stolen horses case. Four of the five horses were found near Cox’s house according to officials. They were tied to trees and left to starve without food or water. The body of the fifth horse, Credit Card, was found soon after. He had been shot in the head and then “quartered” according to court documents.
Jackson bonded out of McCurtain County Jail yesterday and is now free. She has a preliminary hearing conference scheduled for January 19.
Cox will be returned to Oklahoma after she goes before a judge for an extradition hearing.
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