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DC sheriff’s department looking for info on Leo

COLFAX — Dunn County Sheriff Dennis P. Smith issued a news release on August 1 asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person or persons responsible for the attack on a one-year-old Appaloosa horse named Leo.

On July 16, the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department received a complaint of an injured horse in the Town of Colfax. Upon investigation, it was found that some unknown person(s) had taken Leo from his stall at a training facility into an elevated office/observation room above the arena.

During the incident, Leo became agitated and broke through a wall, falling over a fence into a corral on the other side of the wall.

Leo sustained significant external and internal injuries. After trying to save the animal’s life, the owner and the veterinarian were forced to put Leo down.

If you have any information about who may have been responsible for Leo’s injuries and subsequent death, contact the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department through the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-855-TIP-DUNN (847-3866) or at