A young man from northeast Iowa is facing charges for killing a family cat. The incident occurred August 29th at a residence near Westgate.

Fayette County Sheriff Marty Fisher says Duane Fowlkes of Quasqueton is accused of throwing the cat on a driveway after an argument with family members.

“What the people at the scene said was he basically picked up the cat and slammed it to the concrete,” Fisher said. An arrest warrant was issued several days later when family members reported the incident. Fowlkes was arrested last Friday and jailed on a charge of animal abuse.

Fisher says the charge is an aggravated misdemeanor that carries a penalty of up to two years in prison. Fowlkes posted a $2,500 bond and was released.

Photo courtesy of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department