An arrest warrant was issued Friday for a 24-year-old Fort Cobb man accused of riding away with another man's horse last May.
A warrant charging Kellon James Henderson with a felony count of larceny of domestic animals was filed in Caddo County District Court. The crime is punishable by 3-10 years imprisonment.
Henderson is accused of taking Gerald "Butch" Marshall's horse without consent in May. A gray Oklahoma City Thunder T-shirt left behind ties him to the crime, according to the affidavit.
Caddo County Sheriff's Deputy Tracy Green said that an interview was conducted with Henderson after Monty Howell reported finding the T-shirt in the back portion of his barn and turned it over to investigators. During questioning, Henderson said that he'd been removed from the Road Rash Saloon around 11 p.m. May 2 and walked to a friend's house, arriving around daylight, Green said. Henderson said he asked his friend, Dustin Tackett, for a ride home. When the deputy asked Henderson why he wasn't wearing a shirt, he said he'd taken it off while walking to the friend's house. The shirt he described matched the one turned over by Howell.
"I told him that a gray T-shirt was found in Howell's barn between Tackett's residence and the Road Rash Saloon," Green said. Henderson said he didn't know how the shirt got there, the affidavit states. Green asked about a horse that was in Tackett's yard and Henderson said he didn't know how it got there and that it wasn't his.
"I asked Henderson why he told Tackett that he was bucked off a horse if he had not been riding one," Green said. "Henderson said he did not want to tell Tackett he was coming from the bar."
Green said that Henderson left the police department following the interview and, after collecting the shirt and securing it as evidence, asked for the warrant.
In Stephens County, a Ratliff City woman is accused of stealing 25 dogs valued at $7,000.