Reward offered as Chesterfield horse killer remains at large

Posted at 6:19 PM, Jul 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-29 22:05:31-04

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WTVR) - Chesterfield police are searching for the person who shot and killed a horse on Winterpock Road exactly one month ago.

Police are offering a $1,000 dollar reward for a tip that leads police to the suspect in Legend's death. The owners have also come up with an additional reward.

On June 29, Henry Gleghorn said someone boldly came onto his property and fatally shot Legend the horse in the throat.

“I can’t grasp the kind of person that did it because I don’t think like that, I don’t want to think like that. I have no idea why somebody would kill a horse,” he told CBS 6 News’ Chelsea Rarrick.

The death of the horse has also put neighbors on edge.

“I’m a little uneasy knowing someone could boldly come up and do what they did,” said Jolene Vest, who lives next door to Henry Gleghorn.

Henry has his other horse, Nick, but he still doesn’t have answers as to who killed Legend and why.

Henry and his family have also put up fliers in different areas near their home. He also said he has a message for the person or people who took his horse’s life.

“Your days are numbered,” he said. “They’re going to catch you, somebody is going to turn you in.”

If anyone has information, call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.