Suspect accused of stealing horses turns himself in

The Baton Rouge man accused of stealing three horses in Prairieville turned himself in to authorities Friday.

Treyvon Donte Covingston, 24, was wanted for allegedly stealing three horses from a location on New Horizon Lane on Feb. 25.

Covingston was charged with:

  • Five counts of simple burglary
  • Three counts of theft of livestock
  • Attempted theft of livestock
  • Felony theft over $25,000
  • Felony damage to property $1,000 – $50,000,
  • Three of contributing to delinquency of juveniles,
  • Criminal trespassing
  • Animal cruelty

Officials say detectives with the property crimes unit located all three horses in Baton Rouge; one was severely injured. So far, detectives have arrested two juveniles for three counts theft of livestock, damage to property, five counts of burglary, and felony theft 5k-25$. Detectives have identified a third juvenile suspect and issued a warrant for his arrest.

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