ANN ARBOR -- An Ann Arbor man has been charged with a felony after authorities say he deliberately ran over and killed four ducklings with a Hummer in a fast food restaurant parking lot.
AnnArbor.com and the Detroit Free Press report 19-year-old Dillon Pearce was charged Tuesday in 15th District Court in Ann Arbor with one count of killing/torturing animals. During his arraignment, he told the court he planned to hire a private lawyer.
The court says Wednesday morning he had no attorney on record yet. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for May 4.
Ann Arbor police say he ran over four of at least eight ducklings a McDonald's parking lot on Monday evening. He was arrested at a nearby gas station.
If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison.