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Enderlin man gets jail time for horse theft

An Enderlin, N.D., man has been sentenced to jail time, community service and probation for the theft of a horse.

Southeast District Judge Mark Blumer sentenced Hunter Jankowski to 30 days in the Richland County Jail, 80 hours of community service and two years of supervised probation for Class C felony theft. Jankowski's incarceration began Jan. 7.

According to the North Dakota Stockmen's Association, a 4-year-old dun gelding valued at $5,000 was stolen on May 16 and returned to its owner on May 21. NDSA Deputy Brand Inspector Fred Frederickson, who investigated the case, said the horse's freeze brand was helpful in identifying the animal's rightful owner. Jankowski was charged in May. Ransom County State's Attorney Fallon Kelly prosecuted the case.

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