Crime

London teens are accused of shooting animals in Laurel County subdivision

Two London teens were arrested Wednesday night on charges of driving around a Laurel County subdivision and shooting animals, including a cat that was someone's pet.

Charles R. Farthing, 18, and an unidentified 15-year-old were charged with second-degree wanton endangerment and third-degree criminal mischief, according to a news release from Laurel County Sheriff John Root's office.

The release said Farthing and the juvenile were shooting rifles near houses from a pickup truck on Deerfoot Drive, a mile east of London. When deputies pulled the vehicle over about 10 p.m. Wednesday, they found a dead fox and a dead cat in the truck, as well as a .22-caliber rifle and a .270-caliber rifle.

When Farthing was interviewed by police, he "stated he was driving around looking for animals to shoot," the release said.

Farthing was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center, the release said. The juvenile was released into his father's custody.

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