An arrest warrant has been issued for the man accused of using a bow and arrow to fatally shoot a horse in Vermont.
The Times-Argus reports 21-year-old Quinton Clayton, of East Montpelier, was supposed to report to court upon his release from a substance abuse treatment facility.
The judge says he believes Clayton failed to complete the program and was dismissed on Tuesday.
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Clayton's attorney says his client was at his grandparents' home on Tuesday night and knew of the Wednesday court date.
Clayton pleaded not guilty in October to using a bow and arrow to shoot and kill a quarter horse named Bunny. Police say the bow and arrows were stolen from the owner's car.
Christopher Goslant pleaded not guilty last week to helping kill the horse.