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Sheriff: Woman on horseback robs DeKalb County business

Christine Saunders, 45 of Fyffe. (Photo: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

Christine Saunders, 45 of Fyffe. (Photo: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

FYFFE, Ala. (WHNT)-  According to DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris,  deputies arrested a woman Saturday for robbing a local store.   The sheriff says she rode to the store on horseback.

Harris says Christine Saunders, 45, of Fyffe is charged with public intoxication and illegal possession of a prohibited beverage.

The sheriff says that Saturday, July 5th, deputies responded to the call at the store located at Hammonds Crossroads.   Deputies say they found Saunders intoxicated with items from the store in her possession.  The deputies also found a horse tied up outside the store that they believe she rode to the store on.

According to a news release, deputies recovered three cans of Keystone Light in a Walmart bag tied on the saddle horn. The horse was later returned to the owner who did not want to press charges. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is working with the store owner on other charges.