Man Charged With Animal Cruelty After Allegedly Shooting Goose With Arrow

John Hall was arrested Wednesday.

Thursday, Mar 15, 2012  |  Updated 9:50 AM EDT
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A New Jersey man faces animal cruelty charges after allegedly shooting a goose with an arrow, the prosecutor's office said Thursday.

Police had told animal-cruelty investigators they believed John Hall was routinely using a cross bow and arrows to wound geese at Hard Castle Pond in New Milford, near his home.

Prosecutors said their investigation determined Hall shot a goose with an arrow on March 4, injuring the bird in the webbed part of its left foot.

Hall was arrested Wednesday.

The goose was taken to an animal shelter and continues to undergo treatment. Its condition is unknown at this time, the prosecutor's office said.

Hall was charged with fourth-degree animal cruelty. He faces up to a year and a half in prison if convicted. It wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney.

Hall is being held in the Bergen County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. He is next due in court Friday.

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