TOMS RIVER – A man accused of purposely running down a family of geese was indicted on five counts of Animal Cruelty, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.
The incident was reported to Toms River police that a driver deliberately struck a family of five geese, killing them in the Indian Head Plaza in Toms River. This happened on May 29, and on May 30, they arrested Quintin Alec-Manning, 21, of Brick.
His indictment took place on Jan. 22. There are five counts of Animal Cruelty.
Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer acknowledged “the good old-fashioned police work of the Toms River Police Department and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit for their combined efforts in swiftly solving this heinous crime.”
Alec-Manning had also been hit with 15 summonses from the New Jersey State Division of Fish and Wildlife. They were five counts each of “did kill wildlife with the aid of a motor vehicle,” “did take geese in manner other than prescribed,” and “did take geese during closed hunting season.”
Defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.