Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on May 5, Quintin Alec-Manning, 22, of Brick Township, was sentenced to a two-year term of probation as a result of a previously entered guilty plea to Animal Cruelty.
According to officials, Alec-Manning was also sentenced to perform ten days of community service and is prohibited from owning or working with animals during the term of his probation.
The State argued for Alec-Manning to serve 90 days in the Ocean County Jail as a condition of probation. Alec-Manning pled guilty to the charge on March 15.
According to police, on May 29, 2019, Officers from the Toms River Township Police Department were notified that a motor vehicle struck five geese in the parking lot of the Indian Head Plaza in Toms River, causing their death.
A subsequent investigation by the Toms River Police Department identified Alec-Manning as the individual who purposely hit the geese with his motor vehicle. On May 30, 2019, Alec-Manning was arrested, charged, and released on a summons pending future court appearances.