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SC man arrested on animal cruelty charges

Jun 17, 2010 10:02:00 AM - thestate.com
A South Carolina man has been arrested on animal cruelty charges after several dead horses and a dead cow were found on his property.

The Morning News of Florence reported Wednesday that Chesterfield County sheriff's deputies found the animals at the land of 58-year-old Gerald H. Rhynes of Cheraw.

Neighbors called deputies June 2 and reported seeing a dead horse. Deputies found a dead cow and five dead horses in a pasture and found eight other horses without hay or feed.

Rhynes is charged with seven counts of animal cruelty. It was not clear if he has an attorney.