The Bristol, Virginia Police Department told News Channel 11 they presented a referral of probable cause to a juvenile intake worker at Bristol Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. A juvenile intake worker has similar authority to a magistrate.
The intake worker decided not to continue with charges against the teenager.
Since the case involves a juvenile, no information or details on the decision are available.
The kitten was treated and is in good condition. It has already been adopted and given the name "Peppy."