Police have arrested four people in connection to the shooting of horses off a greenway last weekend.
Alonzo Djuan Cross, 19, of 4133 Ogburn Ave., was charged Wednesday with three counts of of felony cruelty to animals and one count of discharging a firearm within city limits.
It's unclear what, specifically, led police to Cross. Police said in a media release early Thursday morning they have continued to investigate the shooting of three horses off the Muddy Creek Greenway, which killed one horse, Jelly, and wounded two others.
The shooting happened early last Saturday. Three vehicles — a Chevy Impala, a Ford Bronco and a Ford Ranger pickup truck — drove onto the greenway which is off Robinson Road. It's meant only for bicyclists and pedestrians. Police received a call early Saturday morning about the vehicles speeding on the greenway. When officers arrived, they found the wounded horses.
Police said when they searched Cross' house they found two shotguns, three rifles, a handgun and ammunition. Each of the firearms was reported stolen.
In addition to Cross' arrest, three 15-year-old males were arrested and are being held at the Guilford County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of possession of a stolen firearm, police said. Their names are not being released because they are juveniles.
It was not immediately clear what their connection was to Cross.
Detectives are continuing to investigate the case, however, no additional suspects are being sought, police said.
Cross was jailed with bail set at $60,000.