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      Deputies: Man tried to sell stolen pony on Craigslist

      Alejandro Salvador Hernandez // Hidalgo County Jail Photo

      A man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly stole a pony and tried to sell it on Craigslist.

      Hidalgo County Sheriff TMs Office deputies arrested Alejandro Salvador Hernandez on a theft of livestock charge on Thursday afternoon.

      According to court documents obtained by Action 4 News, the investigation started when the owner saw his stolen pony being sold on-line.

      Deputies met with the owner at his South Tower Road in Alamo and were allegedly able to track down Hernandez through the ad.

      The 22-year-old suspect allegedly admitted to investigators that he stole the brown and white male pony.

      Deputies charged Hernandez with theft of livestock, a third-degree felony punishable from two to 10 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

      Hernandez appeared before Hidaglo County Justice of the Peace Ismael Melo Ochoa where he was issued a $20,000 bond.