Updated:TOBACCOVILLE, N.C. (AP) (AP)
ong> - Three teenagers have been arrested on animal cruelty charges after Forsyth County sheriff's deputies were told about a video in which an opossum was burned and killed.
Eighteen-year-old Kalob Jennings Hubbard of Tobaccoville, and a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old have been charged.
Chief Deputy Brad Stanley says investigators received a tip last month about a video posted on Instagram where people captured, burned and killed a wild opossum.
Arrest warrants say the incident happened in late October or early November in Tobaccoville.
Stanley says the video has been removed, but the sheriff's office has a copy of it.
North Carolina sentencing laws indicate Hubbard could face six to eight months in jail if he is convicted. It was not known if he has an attorney.
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