No charges will be filed following an animal cruelty investigation involving a turtle. On June 10th around 5:30pm, Clayton Police were dispatched to a playground on Chamberlin Drive.
Officers said a citizen observed a child, later determined to be 14 years-old, repeatedly slamming a turtle on the pavement. The citizen confronted the juvenile, but he would not stop abusing the turtle, and they called police.
Police said they located the juvenile but he was uncooperative and initially denied being involved. Later, the juvenile allegedly admitted his involvement. The juvenile was released to his mother.
Following an investigation, police said no charges would be filed against the 14 year-old.
Police said the turtle was transported by the concerned citizen to a veterinarian for treatment. The condition of the turtle is not known.