Tuskegee University has released a statement regarding Fallon Blackwood’s arrest.
The statement reads as follows:
On the morning of Tuesday, April 3, the Alabama Bureau of Investigations notified the Tuskegee University Police Department that a warrant had been issued for Fallon Blackwood, a student at Tuskegee University. The warrant issued in North Carolina claimed that Ms. Blackwood obtained property — specifically, two horses — under fall pretense, and included a request for full extradition. The Tuskegee University Police Department immediately executed the warrant in cooperation with ABI agents while Ms. Blackwood was on university property, and transferred her to the Macon County Sheriff’s Department for processing. As noted in a previous statement issued by the university on March 7, Tuskegee University remains committed to cooperating fully with law enforcement agencies on any ensuing investigations. Because of the current legal status of the matter, in accordance with student privacy laws, and in deference to Ms. Blackwood’s rights to due process, the university cannot comment further on matter. All inquiries should be directed to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office in Williamston, North Carolina, for updates on the status of the investigation.
MACON COUNTY, Ala (WRBL) – A third-year veterinary school student at Tuskegee University is accused of being caught up in a horse scam.
New’s 3 is told Fallon Blackwood was arrested by the state.
Dozens of horse owners across the Southeast and Metro Atlanta say she scammed them, and they worry their horses were eventually sold to a slaughterhouse.
New’s 3 is told she is slated to appear in court at the Macon County courthouse at 9:00 A.M. central time on Friday. Macon County authorities say this will be a quick preliminary hearing and cameras aren’t allowed.
This is an investigative first story by Fox 5 Atlanta.