LEXINGTON, N.C. — An 18-year-old is being charged with animal cruelty after deputies say he beat a domesticated duck to death with a baseball bat.
William Luke McDowell, 18, of Lexington, was charged after officers discovered that he beat the duck while at a friend’s house last Saturday.
The incident was caught on video by McDowell’s 16-year-old friend. He was not identified.
McDowell was placed in the Davidson County Jail under a $1,000 bond. His court date is set for May 19.