ATHENS, AL (WAFF) - Limestone County deputies arrested an Athens man on animal cruelty charges late Tuesday.
Deputies say it started as a domestic altercation on Ham Road. Deputies say when the female involved told 26-year-old Julio Cesar Rodriguez to leave, he got angry, went outside and began hitting chickens in the head with a machete.
Deputies say they found 32 chickens killed or mutilated in the backyard.
Rodriguez was charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals. He was booked into the Limestone County Jail on a $2,500 bond.
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