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New arrest in SAU horse theft case

A startling change of events in the stolen horses case at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas.

Investigators say the case now points to the mother of one of the rodeo team members as the mastermind of the theft.

Jaci Jackson's mother, Wendy Cox, was arrested Thursday for the theft of the five horses and one horse trailer at the SAU stables last November.

A state police investigation affidavit released Thursday says the horse theft came only a few weeks after the same group rustled 15 cattle in Little River County, Arkansas.

Investigators say Cox told Billy Hamilton, with whom she was romantically involved, and George Berish to steal the horses and take them to her home in Haworth, Oklahoma.

Jaci Jackson drew a diagram of the stable and cox passed it along to Hamilton. While authorities first believed their motive was revenge, they now believe the thefts were for monetary gain.

Cox, Hamilton and Berish are also being charged with stealing the cattle in Little River County.

Meanwhile, a trial set to begin in Columbia County for Jaci Jackson was delayed.

A new trial date has not been rescheduled.

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