Sheriff Danny Hickman reports the arrest of Rodney Kankey, a 49 year old Viola man, on charges of Breaking or Entering and Theft of Property.
Boone County Deputy Sergeant Mike Henderson responded to a report of a theft in progress on Harmon Road just before 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 30th. As he approached the scene he saw a man later identified as Rodney Kankey in a Jeep filled with saddles and horse tack. Sgt. Henderson stopped the vehicle, resulting in the arrest of Kankey in connection with the Break-in and Theft and on an outstanding warrant from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office for Cruelty to Animals.
Sheriff Hickman said the warrant from Fulton County involved the alleged mistreatment of 117 horses. Kankey was being held at the Boone County Jail without bond on the Fulton County charges. Formal charges in the Break-in and Theft are pending but no bond has yet been set.