Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on March 15, 2021, Quintin Alec-Manning, 22, of Brick Township, pled guilty to Animal Cruelty in violation of N.J.S.A. 4:22-17c(1), before the Honorable Guy P. Ryan, J.S.C.  At the time of his sentencing on May 5, 2021, the State will be seeking a term of 90 days in the Ocean County Jail as a condition of Probation, community service, and an Order prohibiting Alec-Manning from owning or working with animals in the future.

On May 29, 2019, officers from the Toms River Township Police Department were notified that a motor vehicle struck a family of five geese in the parking lot of the Indian Head Plaza in Toms River, causing their death.  A subsequent investigation by the Toms River Police Department identified Alec-Manning as the individual who purposely hit the geese with his motor vehicle.  On May 30, 2019, Alec-Manning was arrested, charged, and released on a summons pending future court appearances.

Prosecutor Billhimer acknowledges the diligence and hard work of Assistant Prosecutor Victoria Veni who handled the case on behalf of the State, as well as the Toms River Township Police Department, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Fish and Wildlife, for their combined assistance in connection with this investigation – ultimately resulting in Alec-Manning’s guilty plea today.