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Police: Lufkin men caught riding stolen horses

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Dontae Moore. (Source: Angelina County Jail.) Dontae Moore. (Source: Angelina County Jail.)
De'Marquez Moreland. (Source: Angelina County Jail.) De'Marquez Moreland. (Source: Angelina County Jail.)

Lufkin Police arrested two men after a witness reported they were riding horses that belonged to someone else Thursday afternoon.

Dontae Cornelius Moore, 21, and De'Marquez Devonte Moreland, 20, both of Lufkin, are charged with state-jail felony theft.

According to the report, a witness reported to police at 2:21 p.m. that the suspects were riding horses that they knew belonged to someone else on the 2500 block of Daniel McCall Drive.

Police located the pair and arrested them. Both are being held in the Angelina County Jail and waiting for bond to be set for their release.

According to the report, the witness knew the owner of the horses and also knew nobody had permission to ride them. The suspects admitted to riding the horses and Moore said the horses belonged to his uncle and that he had permission to ride them, according to the report.

Officers then spoke with the owner, who said Moore was his nephew, but said he did not give them permission to use the horses, that this was not the first time Moore had taken the horses without permission and that he wished to pursue criminal charges.

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