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Horses reportedly stolen from Johnston home

Posted December 4, 2008 5:30 p.m. EST
Updated December 4, 2008 6:15 p.m. EST

— Johnston County sheriff's deputies were searching Thursday for two draft horses they believe were stolen from a pasture outside Clayton the day before.

The fence had been clipped around the pasture where two Percherons were being kept, said Tammy Amaon, spokeswoman for the Johnston County Sheriff's Office. The pasture is at the end of a cul-de-sac at 1120 Seths Way.

Missing from the pasture were Jewel, a 12-year-old gray mare, and Bravo, a 9-year-old black gelding.

Neighbors told deputies they hadn't seen the horses get loose, and investigators did not have any suspects or a motive.

Jewel has a large scar on her right shoulder and several smaller scars along her body.

A poster featuring the stolen horses was posted on NetPosse.com, a Web site that seeks to recover stolen horses.