BRICK – A man has pled guilty to animal cruelty after he purposely hit a family of geese with his car, causing them to die.
On May 29, 2019, the Toms River Police Department were informed about a car hitting a family of five geese in the parking lot of Indian Head Plaza in Toms River, resulting in their death.
After investigation, police identified Quintin Alec-Manning, 22, of Brick Township, to be the one driving the vehicle and purposely hit the geese. On May 30, 2019, Alec-Manning was arrested, charged and released on a summons pending future court appearances.
On March 15, Alec-Manning pled guilty to Animal Cruelty. At the time of his sentencing on May 5, the State will be seeking a term of 90 days in the Ocean County Jail as a condition of Probation, community service and an Order prohibiting Alec-Manning from owning or working with animals in the future.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer acknowledges the diligence and hard work of Assistant Prosecutor Victoria Veni who handled the case on behalf of the State, as well as the Toms River Township Police Department, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Fish and Wildlife, for their combined assistance in connection with this investigation – ultimately resulting in Alec-Manning’s guilty plea today.