Thomas “Landon” Grant, 19, is accused of aggravated animal cruelty.
A warrant has been issued for a subsequent suspect, and police agents state extra arrests could be approaching.
The occurrence occurred May 5 when a white Muscovy duck was taken from the lake at Central Alabama Community College in Alexander City.
Alexander City police Det. Robert Oliver said a group of student-athletes – baseball players – went to a party that Wednesday night. After the gathering, he stated, they went to the lake on grounds and took one of the ducks.
Oliver said the presumes hit the duck with the bat, and after that returned it to a close-by loft. They put the injured duck in a sack, and after that one of the students decided to “put it out of its misery” and kept on beating the duck. They at that point discarded the duck, still in a sack, in a lush region.
A mentor, Oliver stated, heard the tumult and found the gravely injured, yet at the same time alive, duck in the forested areas. It was taken to a veterinarian where it must be euthanized.
The mentor reached school authorities, and police propelled their very own investigation too. Efforts to reach school authorities for comment weren’t immediately successful, however, Oliver said their criminal test prompted the warrants against Grant and one other student.
Grant was captured May 31 and set up for the Tallapoosa County Jail on the Class C lawful offense. He was discharged that day after posting $5,000 bond. He has a court date set for late July.
Oliver said the investigation is continuous.