Also, baby deer have been tortured in this open road neighborhood as well.
Hopefully in 2010, council and staff will adopt stricter ordinances and penalties regarding animal abuse within our city.
FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. -- Fayette County Sheriff’s Office officials arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection with a horse that had been shot with arrows.
Police arrested Jeremy Ryan Richardson, 17, of Fayette County on Thursday.
Authorities said Richardson shot the horse, named Misty, with a compound bow on Bankstown Road in south Fayette County on Sunday.
Misty was standing near a fence on her owner’s farm when a neighbor driving by noticed she had arrows stuck in her.
“It was a terrible act of cruelty,” said Misty's owner, Nancy Padovano. “Somebody surrounded her and just hit her with all the ammo they must’ve had.”
One arrow went straight though the mare’s neck. Another arrow lodged in her spine and a third came to rest in the side of her head.
Richardson was charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals. He is being charged as an adult, authorities said.
Fayette County Sheriff’s Office investigators also charged Richardson with a number of Georgia game and fish violations, which are not related to the horse shooting.
Richardson was charged with six counts of failure to record deer harvest when he allegedly unlawfully killed deer and failed to report them to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
He was also charged with six counts of unlawful possession of or use of wildlife when he allegedly illegally possessed deer that had not been reported to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, one count of hunting deer at night when he allegedly shot and killed a deer on West Kelly Lake Drive in Fayette County and one count of hunting deer over bait when he allegedly killed a deer on Kelly Lake Drive using the assistance of a deer feeder.
All of the game and fish violations are misdemeanors.
Richardson is currently in the Fayette County Jail awaiting a bond hearing. The case against Richardson is still under investigation, police said.