Man Arrested in Stolen Horse Case

SACRAMENTO -A transient was recently arrested in the case of a horse that was stolen and later found dead earlier this year, with the help of community members seeking justice, according to an official press release by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.

Bryon Baker, 56

Bryon Baker, 56, a transient in the Cameron Park and Rescue areas, was arrested on July 3, 2013, for grand theft of a horse, cruelty to animals causing suffering and/or death, attempted theft of a second horse, and sexual assault on the second horse.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, on January 30, 2013, officers began an investigation regarding a horse that had been stolen from the stables of High Heart Ranch. The horse was reportedly discovered dead the same day in the nearby Jay Hawk Cemetery, having died from injuries sustained while under the control of the individual who had stolen it.

After the incident, people from the Rescue community reportedly expressed their desire for an arrest to be made for the theft and death of the horse by posting reward flyers throughout Rescue and surrounding areas. The posting of the flyers and tips they produced contributed to the investigators efforts in solving the case.

On May 16, 2013, an additional separate investigation was reportedly started following reports of attempted horse theft and sexual assault on a horse. Multiple witnesses to this second incident were later able to assist in identifying Baker. Additionally, investigators were reportedly able to link  Baker to both cases.

The Sheriff’s Office says the investigations continued until July 3, 2013, when officers conducted a probation search of Baker’s motor home and seized evidence in connection with both cases.

Read more:

KCRA:  Shingle Springs man arrested in death of impaled horse, Man also accused of stealing, sexually assaulting another horse

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Man Arrested in Stolen Horse Case was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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