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Teen steals 3 horses from NE Houston stable, police say

HOUSTON – Police have made an arrest after three horses were taken from a stable in northeast Houston.

The victims reported the horses were stolen at the stables in the 1600 block of Gears Road just before 9 a.m. Saturday.

The next day, someone said they spotted the horses with a man, later identified as Rodney Battles in the 2700 block of Mansfield Street, police said.

Battles told officers that he bought the horses through an online auction.

Officers arrested the 19-year-old when he could not provide proof of his purchase.

Battles has been charged with theft.