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Teen Stole Horse Recovering From Broken Hip, Rode Him Until He Couldn’t Stand, Then Dumped Him In Creek To Drown

Published: January 24, 2022 at 04:50 PM Author: Penny Eims

Selma, Alabama – A despicable, and heartwrenching act of cruelty recently took place in Alabama, leaving a former racehorse dead in a tragic and unthinkable manner. The horse’s name was Yankey, and his owner, Vicky Stoudenmire, was nursing him back to health after he broke his hip. But before Yankey was healed, a 17-year-old broke through fencing at Stoudenmire’s property and whisked the recovering horse away.

Stealing Yankey was terrible, but what the teen did next is horrific. A video that was posted to social media revealed how Yankey was treated after being taken from his home. The horse who was not supposed to have anyone on his back during his recovery was ridden by the teen…and he was forced to run.

In the footage, a teen can be seen taking Yankey for a “joy ride,” and at one point, racing a car to see how fast the horse could run.  After a few days of running, the injured horse was too lame to stand. At this point, the teenager solicited help from 23-year-old Terrius Smith, who helped load Yankey into a trailer.

The pair took Yankey to a creek, forced him out of the trailer, and left him in the murky water to drown. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson has stated that Yankey’s leg was broken because of the way he was ridden; the horse was found with a compound break above his hock.

The way that Yankey was treated before dying breaks his owner’s heart. She said, “I get sick to my stomach thinking about how much pain he was in and how he was just treated so poorly.”

The teenager is facing a second-degree theft of property and aggravated animal cruelty charge and his case will be handled in juvenile court. Smith is also charged with aggravated animal cruelty.

Please add your name to the petition today. Yankey was stolen and tortured before being dumped in a creek to die – this is an appalling crime that must not go unpunished!

We the undersigned demand that the suspects responsible for torturing and killing Yankey receive the maximum punishment allowable by law.

Note: Individuals are presumed innocent until being found guilty in a court of law. Animal Victory relies upon the authorities and the court system to determine guilt or innocence.

News:

WSFA News

Selma Times Journal

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Update 8/01/2022: Animal Victory has sent 22,844 signatures to District Attorney Michael Jackson.

Update 7/07/2022: Smith was placed in the Dallas County Jail under a $15,000 bond. We have been told he has since bonded out but will have his day in court in the coming weeks. The teen’s case is being handled by the juvenile courts.  The scheduled court date is September 8.

Update: As of January 26, Animal Victory has been told that the primary person accused in this crime is 17, and because of his age, there is no information that can be released. Terrius Smith, the individual who was contacted to help, is charged with aggravated animal cruelty. Animal Victory has sent 19,073 signatures to District Attorney Michael Jackson

Teen Stole Horse Recovering From Broken Hip, Rode Him Until He Couldn’t Stand, Then Dumped Him In Creek To Drown

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PETITION SIGNATURES:
23,157 Vanesa Marrow Sep 23, 2022
23,156 Sterling Long-Colbo Sep 21, 2022
23,155 Jasminka Brayton Sep 21, 2022
23,154 Jessica Swaysland Sep 21, 2022
23,153 Mary Lanis Sep 18, 2022
23,152 Liana Myles The cruelty committed by this “teen” is horrific. Wish he can be made to run for days with a broken hip, with somebody on his back. Deserves the maximum penalty. Sep 18, 2022
23,151 Nereida Alamo Sep 17, 2022
23,150 Guisselle Martinez Sep 17, 2022
23,149 Claudia Rodriguez This is a sick individual and I hope he gets what he needs. May it be mental health help or jail time! Sep 13, 2022
23,148 Patricia Delabays Sep 13, 2022
23,147 Carmen Verdugo Sep 11, 2022
23,146 Rhonda Grein Sep 11, 2022
23,145 MarieClaire Dersin Sep 10, 2022
23,144 Elvira Joven Sep 10, 2022
23,143 Jennifer Warrow Sep 10, 2022
23,142 Kelly A Kalish Sep 10, 2022
23,141 Michelle Krueger Sep 09, 2022
23,140 Roma Stroczenko Sep 09, 2022
23,139 Rina Eichhof Sep 07, 2022
23,138 Shanelle Manzanares Sep 06, 2022
23,137 Violeta Todorova Sep 06, 2022
23,136 Olivia Castle Sep 04, 2022
23,135 Paula Woodley Sep 04, 2022
23,134 Jeffrey Clouatre Sep 04, 2022
23,133 Arry Haye How stupid can you be to do this. A disgraceful brat of a person. I hope they die painfully and slowly. Sep 01, 2022
23,132 Barbara Peterson Aug 31, 2022
23,131 Helen Willetts Aug 31, 2022
23,130 LEO MENDEZ BASTARD!!!! LOW LIFE UGLY POS!!! PUT HIM IN JAIL AND BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF HIM AND DO NOT LET HIM OUT EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Aug 29, 2022
23,129 MARIE BOTEILHO Break the hip from this POS LOW LIFE BASTARD AND DUMP HIM IN THE DEEP CREEK TO DROWN!! Aug 29, 2022
23,128 Anita Turner Keep him locked up Aug 26, 2022