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Man Charged With Animal Cruelty For Dead Duck Photos On Golf Course

UNIONTOWN (KDKA) -- A Fayette County man is facing animal cruelty charges after photos surfaced on social media of someone holding two dead ducks on a golf course.

According to state police, the charges are being filed against Josh Jenkins-Howenstein, also known as "Bubbie" Jenkins, of Uniontown.

The incident happened Saturday morning at the Duck Hollow Golf Course in South Union Township.

Police say a golf cart struck and killed the two ducks.

Another man then picked the deceased animals up to pose for a photo with them. State police say that photo was posted online, and the golf course manager found it and called them to investigate.

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(Source: Facebook)

Investigators say the person posing in the photo has been "cleared of any wrongdoing."

State police took Jenkins-Howenstein into custody and questioned him.

Police say charges will be filed though District Court.

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