Search under way for bronze statue that was stolen in Lincoln County

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking people to be on the lookout for a bronze statue that was stolen early Tuesday morning from a roadside prayer chapel.

The cowboy and horse statue, about 3-feet-high, was taken about 3:30 a.m. outside Creston at the intersection of Highway 2 and Red Wine Canyon Road.

The statue was a family gift to famed rodeo bronc rider Deb Copenhaver who died in 2019. It has been outside the chapel for about 10 years, The Spokesman-Review reported.

The bronze statue was sculpted by Copenhaver’s daughter, Deborah Copenhaver Fellows, who is well known for several pieces she created, including a statue of former presidential candidate Barry Goldwater that is featured in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at 509-725-3501