Teens Arrested and Charged after beating/torturing a wounded buck
By angelamontana

Posted: January 10, 2020

Did you hear about the two delinquents that thought it was funny to kick and torture a buck?  Well, here’s what happened to them via The Hunting News:

A viral video was posted last month that showed 2 Pennsylvania teens kicking and stomping a wounded deer. The video went viral and they were caught. The Pennsylvania game commission just released a statement with the charges that have been filed.

Here is their statement and the charges filed against them.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission today filed charges against two Brookville, Pa. teenagers who recorded social-media videos of themselves holding down and repeatedly kicking an immobile white-tailed deer.

Charged are Alexander Brock Smith, 18, and a 17-year-old juvenile male. Each faces two felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty and two felony counts of conspiracy to commit aggravated animal cruelty, as well as several other misdemeanor and summary counts.

A detailed list of the charges against each defendant and the possible maximum sentences based on those charges appears at the bottom of the news release.

The Nov. 30 incident for which Smith and his accomplice were charged has been seen by thousands of people worldwide who viewed the videos. The Game Commission became aware of the incident soon after the videos were posted, when one viewer shared a video to the agency’s Facebook page. The agency immediately launched an investigation.

Each defendant was interviewed as part of the investigation and confirmed they were hunting together Nov. 30 in an enclosed tree stand on property Smith’s family owns in Beaver Township, Jefferson County. The juvenile shot and wounded a buck, then missed with a follow-up shot. The deer was immobilized, video was taken, then shared through the messaging app Snapchat. One recipient of the video saved it to his phone and contacted the Game Commission, and his phone, as well as the defendants’ phones, were seized for forensic analysis.

Alexander Brock Smith

  1. 18 Pa.C.S. § 5534(a)(1) – Aggravated Cruelty to Animal – F3
  • Up to 7 years incarceration
  • Up to $15,000 in fines
  • Multiple years of hunting license revocation
  1. 18 Pa.C.S. § 5534(a)(2) – Aggravated Cruelty to Animal – F3
  • Up to 7 years incarceration
  • Up to $15,000 in fines
  • Multiple years of hunting license revocation
  1. 18 Pa.C.S. § 5534(a)(1) – Aggravated Cruelty to Animal (Conspiracy) – F3
  • Up to 7 years incarceration
  • Up to $15,000 in fines
  • Multiple years of hunting license revocation
  1. 18 Pa.C.S. § 5534(a)(2) – Aggravated Cruelty to Animal (Conspiracy) – F3
  • Up to 7 years incarceration
  • Up to $15,000 in fines
  • Multiple years of hunting license revocation
  1. 18 Pa.C.S. § 5533(a) – Cruelty to Animal – M2
  • Up to 2 years incarceration
  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • Multiple years of hunting license revocation
  1. 18 Pa.C.S. § 6301(a)(1)(i) – Corruption of Minors – M1
  • Up to 5 years incarceration
  • Up to $10,000 in fines
  • Multiple years of hunting license revocation
  1. 18 Pa.C.S. § 4910(1) – Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence – M2
  • Up to 2 years incarceration
  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • Multiple years of hunting license revocation
  1. 34 Pa.C.S. § 2162(a) – Disturbance of Game or Wildlife – S1
  • Up to 3 months incarceration
  • $1,000 to $1,500 in fines
  • Multiple years of hunting license revocation
  1. 34 Pa.C.S. § 2307(a) – Unlawful Possession Game or Wildlife – S2
  • Up to 1 month incarceration
  • $400 to $800 in fines
  • Multiple years of hunting license revocation
  1. 34 Pa.C.S. § 2308(a)(10) – Unlawful Devices and Methods – S4
  • $150 to $300 in fines
  • Multiple years of hunting license revocation
  1. 34 Pa.C.S. § 2102(a); 58 Pa. Code § 141.20 – Regulations; Protective Material Required – S5
  • $100 to $200 in fines
  • Multiple years of hunting license revocation

17-year-old juvenile

  1. 18 Pa.C.S. § 5534(a)(1) – Aggravated Cruelty to Animal – F3
  • Penalties to be determined in juvenile court system
  • Multiple years of hunting license revocation
  1. 18 Pa.C.S. § 5534(a)(2) – Aggravated Cruelty to Animal – F3
  • Penalties to be determined in juvenile court system
  • Multiple years of hunting license revocation
  1. 18 Pa.C.S. § 5534(a)(1) – Aggravated Cruelty to Animal (Conspiracy) – F3
  • Penalties to be determined in juvenile court system
  • Multiple years of hunting license revocation
  1. 18 Pa.C.S. § 5534(a)(2) – Aggravated Cruelty to Animal (Conspiracy) – F3
  • Penalties to be determined in juvenile court system
  • Multiple years of hunting license revocation
  1. 18 Pa.C.S. § 5533(a) – Cruelty to Animal – M2
  • Penalties to be determined in juvenile court system
  • Multiple years of hunting license revocation
  1. 18 Pa.C.S. § 4910(1) – Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence – M2
  • Penalties to be determined in juvenile court system
  • Multiple years of hunting license revocation
  1. 34 Pa.C.S. § 2162(a) – Disturbance of Game or Wildlife – S1
  • Penalties to be determined in juvenile court system
  • Multiple years of hunting license revocation
  1. 34 Pa.C.S. § 2307(a) – Unlawful Possession Game or Wildlife – S2
  • Penalties to be determined in juvenile court system
  • Multiple years of hunting license revocation
  1. 34 Pa.C.S. § 2308(a)(10) – Unlawful Devices and Methods – S4
  • Penalties to be determined in juvenile court system
  • Multiple years of hunting license revocation
  1. 34 Pa.C.S. § 2102(a); 58 Pa. Code § 141.20 – Regulations; Protective Material Required – S5
  • Penalties to be determined in juvenile court system

  • Multiple years of hunting license revocation

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