Georgia man arrested for a new pet
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:52:25 GMT —
A Georgia man is facing a felony charge of possessing an alligator in Alabama.
Authorities say 24-year-old Kevin Davis of Georgetown, Ga., was arrested after someone saw a 3-foot-long live gator in the back of a pickup truck at an apartment complex in Eufaula.
The Dothan Eagle reports Davis is charged with the felony offense of taking or possessing an alligator.
Davis is being held on $5,000 bond at the Barbour County Jail. Court records show he doesn't have a lawyer.
State conservation officer Joey Richardson says officers responding to a report about the animal found a live albino alligator in the truck's bed.
The man told police he wanted to show the gator to his son. Officers returned the alligator to Lake Eufaula.