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Suspected horse thief is now behind bars

The Madera County Sheriff's Office says Summer Tex stole two horses valued at more than $50,000.
A suspected horse thief is behind bars tonight.

The Madera County Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Summer Tex turned herself in Saturday morning.

Tex is a brand inspector for the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Deputies say Tex stole two horses valued at more than $50,000 last year.

She's suspected of shipping them out of state for slaughter.

The two horses have not been found and the case is still under investigation.

The Sheriff's Office says your tips are making a difference. They say several people called Crime Stoppers after it was reported on CBS47 news Friday night that Tex was wanted.

If you have any information on this case, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP.
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