Two charged with animal cruelty

Two men have been charged with animal cruelty following an investigation by the Goshen Township Police Department and the Clermont County Humane Society.

Goshen officers worked closely with members of the community to track down Keegan L. Carney, 21, of Wayne Township and James P. Combs II, 23, of Maineville. Carney has pleaded not guilty on April 23 to four counts of animal cruelty and Combs pleaded not guilty on April 19 to three counts of animal cruelty and three counts of discharging a firearm on or near prohibited premises.

Goshen Township Police Captain Bob Rose said the two have been linked to the deaths of seven cats, but are suspected to have killed several more.