3 Including Jaci Rae Jackson Plead Guilty in SAU Horse Theft

Student Arrested in Arkansas Five Horse Theft

A Southern Arkansas University student has been arrested in the Arkansas stolen horse case. Jaci Rae Jackson, from Oklahoma, is facing charges in both states.

Authorities say the rodeo team member is charged with three counts of theft of property over $25,000 and three counts of theft of property between $5,000 and $25,000. She is also being held on three felony charges out of Oklahoma, including moving stolen property into the state, knowingly concealing stolen property, and animal cruelty.

Hours before her arrest, Jackson posted on Facebook searching for a barrel racing prospect. Barrel racers were outraged once they learned of her arrest and publicly shared their disgust.

Five students’ rodeo horses were stolen in early November along with a horse trailer and tack. Four were found in Oklahoma in poor condition two weeks later – they were tied to trees without food or water. Credit Card was recently found dead. According to an investigator, the horse was shot.

Warrants have been issued for additional suspects in the case. We will have more information as it becomes available.