Horse thief arrested after crashing trailer

CELINA — A Berne, Indiana, man is in custody after being arrested Tuesday for the theft of three horses from the Mercer County Fairgrounds.

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a horse trailer that overturned on Wabash Road near Skeels Road. Two horses inside were deceased. A third horse was also reported missing from the fairgrounds.

John R. Eicher, 21, was charged with one count of theft. Additional charges could be pending.

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