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December 24, 2014

Oxford man arrested in killing of two horses

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Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 11:07 am | Updated: 2:03 am, Sat May 31, 2014.

Police today arrested an Oxford man who they say killed two horses in February.

Brandon Kyle Salers, 22, was arrested at 12:26 a.m. Friday morning by Weaver police, and charged with killing livestock, said Oxford police Capt. L.G. Owens.

Weaver police Chief Wayne Bush said by phone Friday that Salers was arrested at a Weaver residence that police believe he had visited before.

Salers was later transferred to the Oxford jail, where he was being held on a $10,000 bond.

The two horses were shot on McIntosh Road by a firearm, most likely a rifle, Oxford police have said. The killing of livestock is a felony, punishable by a minimum of one year in prison.

The two horses — named Twinkle and Penny — were owned by Oxford city attorney Bruce Rice. Reached by phone Friday, Rice said, “It’s a bad deal, all the way around,” but he declined to comment further.

Salers is scheduled to appear in court July 8 in the Talladega County Courthouse.

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