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HORSE THEFT - Monday, February 23, 2015

NAPOLEONVILLE --- Sheriff Mike Waguespack reports that on Sunday, February 15th, 2015 at approximately 8:00am, Assumption Parish Dispatch received a complaint about the theft of a horse. The investigation determined that a bridle was missing from the stall in addition to the missing horse. At approximately 10:30am deputies were advised of horse running a field near Hard Time Road in Napoleonville. The horse was captured and identified as the stolen horse.

Further investigation by the Assumption Parish Criminal Investigation Division led to Maison Rivere, W/M, age 20, of 1615 Hwy 402, Napoleonville. He admitted to being drunk and was attempting to ride the horse bareback all the way to Thibodaux to watch a Mardi Gras parade. The horse bucked him off several times enroute. At that point he set the horse free and attempted to make his way home on foot.

Maison G. Rivere was booked in the Assumption Parish Detention Center on February 20th, 2015 for LRS 14:56 Criminal Damage to Property, LRS 14:102.1 Simple Cruelty to Animals, LRS 14:67 Theft (horse valued at $10,000)(Felony). His bond has not been set and he is still in custody as of the time of this release.

For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Mike Waguespack at 985-637-6392 or Public Information Officer, Robert Martin at 985-369-7281 or 985-398-0430.


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