- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

BEND, Ore. (AP) - Deputies arrested a man following an investigation into the care of animals at a Central Oregon farm.

Court records show 40-year-old Joshua Larkly of Culver faces numerous counts of animal neglect.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy Steve Keever tells The Bulletin (https://is.gd/kCKbKz ) the investigation began last month when four pigs got loose. Deputies went to the farm to see if they lived there.

He says they discovered 110 farm animals living in deplorable conditions, and more than a dozen animals were dead.

Keever says the chickens, cows, ducks, goats, pigs and sheep were confined to two pens. A vet called to the scene said the animals lacked water and proper food.

Keever says the suspect was taking care of the animals for a brother who’s away working as a trucker.

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Information from: The Bulletin, https://www.bendbulletin.com

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