Man receives deferred sentence in horse thefts
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A Wynona man pleaded guilty to stealing two horses he was hired to train.
Michael John Delany II, 28, received a 10-year deferred sentence, supervised probation and was ordered to pay $2,500 in restitution, according to news release from the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.
Delany entered a guilty plea Feb. 21 to two felony counts of larceny of domestic animals, court records show.
Delaney obtained possession of the horses on the pretense of breaking and training them, but failed to return the animals back to the owners, authorities said.
An investigation by the Osage County Sheriff Office revealed that Delany traded one of the horses before it was located by a special ranger with the Cattle Raisers Association and returned, authorities said.