Man in ‘attack squirrel’ case charged with illegal possession of wildlife
Mickey Joel Paulk has denied reports he fed the animal with methamphetamine to make it aggressive.
A US man accused of feeding methamphetamine to what authorities called an “attack squirrel” is being charged with a state wildlife offence.
Court records show 35-year-old Mickey Joel Paulk is now charged with illegal possession of wildlife.
Paulk has not denied having a pet squirrel, which is illegal under Alabama state law.
But he has denied police allegations that he fed meth to the squirrel to make it aggressive.
BREAKING: Mickey Paulk has been arrested. LCSO narcotics investigators were conducting surveillance at America’s Best Value Inn in Killen, AL when Paulk left on a stolen motorcycle. After a brief pursuit, Paulk rammed an investigator vehicle and was arrested. pic.twitter.com/3E3N0SsXU5— Limestone Sheriff (@LimestoneCoSO) June 28, 2019
Officers encountered the animal during a raid at an apartment.
Paulk later said he had the squirrel since it was a baby and would never give it drugs.
Limestone County sheriff’s officers arrested Paulk last week following a chase in which he allegedly rammed an investigator’s vehicle.
He faces illegal gun possession and other charges.