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Chatsworth Man Faces Charges Of Running Down, Killing 2 Wild Peacocks

CHATSWORTH (CBSLA) — A 61-year-old man faces charges of fatally running down two wild peacocks in Chatsworth.

Floyd Belton turned himself in to the Los Angeles County's Lost Hills Station Tuesday after an $80,000 warrant was issued for his arrest for two counts of felony animal cruelty.

The warrant for Belton's arrest was issued after a resident reported two peacocks had been intentionally run down by a pickup truck on a street in the s Lake Manor community near the Chatsworth Reservoir on July 24.

Belton was arrested on suspicion of two counts of animal cruelty, but was released several hours later after posting $80,000 bail.

It's not clear when he will make his first court appearance.

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