The Cayuga County Sheriff's Office was able to follow a trail of evidence to track down a horse that was stolen from a barn in Throop early Thursday.
The sheriff's office said it arrested an Auburn man in connection with the case after he walked the stolen horse from Lasher Road to a residence on Curtis Street in Port Byron. Horse droppings took investigators to the property, where the horse was tied in front of the residence.
"So it wasn't hard to find," Detective Lt. Fred Cornelius said.
The sheriff's office concluded that Guy Marl, 55, of 12 Seminary Ave., Auburn, broke into the barn and removed the horse. They said he had a past interest in the animal several years ago, and the house where he took it to belongs to an acquaintance.
Marl was charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree grand larceny, both class D felonies. He was in custody as of Thursday afternoon with arraignment scheduled for Thursday night.
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