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Man accused of drowning puppies


JACKSONVILLE, NC (AP)-- Police have arrested a Jacksonville man after they say he drowned two puppies, then threw them away in a trash bin near his home.

Authorities said Benjamin Link was charged Friday with two counts of cruelty to animals and two counts of disposition of dead domesticated animals. Arrest warrants say Link drowned a pit bull puppy and pit lab
retriever, then put the animals' bodies in a plastic bag and improperly dumped them into a trash bin.

Police say Link was also charged with one count of assaulting a government official after he headbutted an officer trying to arrest him.

Link is in the Onslow County jail on a $25,000 bond. It wasn't clear if he had a lawyer.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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