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Charles City Man Arrested for Animal Abuse

A Charles City man has been charged with animal abuse.

The Charles City Police Department arrested 33-year-old Joshua Finney on a warrant, shortly before 8:30 Wednesday night, in the 400 block of Clark Street. Finney has been charged with animal abuse, an aggravated misdemeanor.

According to the criminal complaint, Finney is accused of killing a cat on Tuesday night. A family member told authorities they found multiple spots of blood around the house and they were unable to locate the kitten. Witnesses also told police that Finney was seen carrying a garbage bag that same night. The cat was found dead the next day. Finney claims he killed the animal in self-defense.

Bail for Finney was set at $2,000 cash-only bond, which he posted on Thursday.

 

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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