It's been just over a year since a painted horse was stolen from outside of Tangles Salon, but in just a few short weeks the horse is expected to be return to the business.
In March 2012, two people were caught on surveillance camera taking the horse from the front of the salon. About a day later, "Miss Silver Buckle" was returned in pieces.
Now, the salon, which did have insurance on the horse, has had a new fiberglass horse made. The original artist, Janice Jones, is painting and putting on the finishing touches. She hopes to have the horse finished in a month.
Robin Cook of Tangles says, "I've really appreciated the fact that the community was so up in arms over the fact that someone destroyed piece of art that was supposed to beautify the community and was a community service project. That's been awesome. We're so excited to have her back."
"Miss Silver Buckle" was recovered in an apartment at Hunter's Crossing on Kemp, about one block from the salon after police received a Crime Stoppers tip.
Alyssa Nicole Wilkinson and Kristina Woeller each accepted a one-year pre-trial diversion contract, similar to probation. If they abide by the terms of that agreement, the charge will be dismissed.
James May and Calvin Rickman pleaded guilty to theft under $20- thousand last May. Each received five years deferred adjudication, and ordered to pay restitution.
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