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Police: NC man drowned two puppies

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — Police have arrested a Jacksonville man after they say he drowned two puppies, then threw them away in a trash bin near his home.

Benjamin Asher Link, 21, was charged Friday with two counts of cruelty to animals and two counts of disposition of dead domesticated animals.

Arrest warrants said 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 said 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 and has court Monday. It wasn’t clear if he had a lawyer.

Source: The Associated Press.