The agency said both Smith and the other teen were interviewed and confirmed they were hunting in an enclosed tree stand on property owned by Smith’s family in Jefferson County. The juvenile shot and wounded a buck. The animal couldn’t move due to the injury and that’s when the video of the abuse was taken and uploaded.
Smith was arraigned and released on $50,000 bail. The Brookville Chief of Police previously said that Smith is his stepson and that he was sickened when he saw the video. Smith faces four felony charges among other misdemeanors. If given the maximum penalty, he could spend more than 40 years in prison and owe tens of thousands of dollars in fines.