Police in Georgia have now arrested a suspect in the case of the "Duck Dynasty" scarecrow destruction. The Cherokee Tribune reported on Oct. 23, 2013, that a scarecrow modeled after Uncle Si Robertson from "Duck Dynasty" was stolen and destroyed. A suspect has now been arrested and it appears to be the work of a juvenile.
Ball Ground Police Chief Bryon Reeves said that the remains of the missing "Duck Dynasty" scarecrow were found scattered and burned last Friday. The scarecrow was created by a group of Ball Ground Elementary School fourth-grade parents for the city's first ever scarecrow contest.
A teenager has now admitted to taking the "Duck Dynasty" scarecrow and that person was arrested on a theft by taking charge.
"It's unfortunate that they lost their scarecrow, but maybe ... out of his own remorse, he might make them a new one," Reeves said. "If they learn anything, [it is] that stealing is wrong no matter whose it is; if it's not yours, don't take it."
If the thief is convicted in court, Reeves said the person who tipped police off to the location of the missing scarecrow, could receive a $1,000 reward.
Forgiveness has already been given to the juvenile thief. Allison Martin, one of the parents who worked on the "Duck Dynasty" scarecrow, said they have chosen to forgive instead of condemn.
"To begin with we were kind of upset, the main reason we had done 'Duck Dynasty' was because of the background and their beliefs and we truly believe in them, and as a community we have to forgive," Martin said.