Juvenile Sentenced To Almost One Year In Jail For Shooting Donkey
November 25, 2009
The Cantonment juvenile who shot and killed a donkey near Jacks Branch Road back in May has been sentenced to almost a year in the county jail.
Kyle Mason Driver, 17, was charged as an adult with felony animal cruelty or death, using a weapon during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a minor. Driver was sentenced to 11 months and 15 days in the Escambia County Jail and three years probation in connection with the case. Judge Kenneth L. Williams gave Driver until January 8, 2010, to report to the county jail to begin his sentence.
Driver must also pay restitution to Panhandle Equine Rescue of $440.38. Under the terms of his probation, he must not own any livestock.
Escambia County deputies said Driver has confessed to shooting a donkey on River Annex Road near Jacks Branch Road late the night of May 2. The female donkey shot by Driver gave birth moments before or after being shot to J.B. a white donkey that became a local media celebrity of sorts.
Driver turned himself in at the county jail on May 6, about two hours after NorthEscambia.com published his photo and a plea for the public’s help in locating him from the sheriff’s department.