A community is rallying around the owners of a horse that was shot and killed two weeks ago. The owners and their neighbors are now passing out flyers and have started a reward fund in hopes of finding its killer.
Legend the horse was shot once in the throat Saturday night, June 29. The Gleghornes have been grieving ever since and aren't giving up on finding the person who did it.
"When something like this happens you think the whole world is rotten," said Henry Gleghorne. "Then you discover that it's really not."
Community support keeps Henry Gleghorne and his wife Carey hopeful. Flyers have been hung in several Chesterfield stores and markets.
The Crime Solvers reward Gleghorne and his neighbor started is now in the thousands of dollars.
Still, the Gleghornes have taken extra precautions. Their other horse, Nick, now lives behind the family home.
Nick and Legend used to roam free in the front yard. Now, the spot where Legend lay down for the last time taints the ground.
"He bled to death basically," said Gleghorne. "It wasn't 'bam they shot me' and he fell over dead. It took him a long time."
Gleghorne believes the suspect parked his car at the end of their driveway, behind trees where it wouldn't be visible to their home. The car would be visible to someone driving by on Winterpock Road. He hopes someone must have seen something that fateful night.
"Somebody saw something that they didn't think at the time was anything. Maybe seeing the flyer will job their memory," he said.
Gleghorne hopes the reward and the flyers will lead police to the suspect before he or she strikes again.
If you have any information regarding this crime, call Crime Solvers at 748-0660. You can remain anonymous.
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