Arrest Made In Case Of Fayetteville Cat Shot Through Head With Arrow
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – An arrest has been made in the case of a Fayetteville cat that was shot through the head with an arrow, police say.
The suspect taken into custody was identified as Micaeleb Prather, 19, according to police.
On Jan. 21, workers with Fayetteville Animal Services saved a male cat named Simba that had been shot through the head with an arrow. They successfully removed the arrow from its head through surgery. The cat was found near Happy Hollow Road.
Police said they received information that Prather said he was responsible for shooting a cat with an arrow in the same area Simba was found. On Feb. 18, police called Prather, and he agreed to meet an investigator for an interview, according to an arrest report.
During the interview, Prather said the arrow Simba was shot with was his, the report states. He also said he shot the cat with the arrow while visiting friends on Happy Hollow Road, police said.
Prather was shooting arrows when he saw Simba in a nearby yard. After seeing Simba, he decided to shoot the cat, according to the police report.
The suspect faces a felony charge of aggravated cruelty to a dog, cat or horse, police said. According to jail records, his first court hearing is scheduled for Feb. 20.