Trial Under Way For Woman Charged In SAU Theft

Mar 27, 2013

The trial is under way in El Dorado for an Arkansas woman charged with stealing horses and equipment  from the Southern Arkansas University rodeo team stables in Magnolia.  

Wendi Cox faces multiple theft charges in connection with the Nov. 3, 2011, theft of five horses, a trailer and tack.  

The Banner-News reports Cox is the mother of Jaci Jackson, a former rodeo team member charged with  theft for the same incident.

Jackson and Cox also face animal cruelty charges in Oklahoma, where a horse named Credit Card was  found dead with its throat slashed.  

During opening statements, Cox's attorney said jurors must focus on only the theft from SAU - and not the animal cruelty case in Oklahoma.

Attorney John Stroud said Cox was not involved in the theft.