BLOOMINGTON- A Lexington man, arrested on multiple charges earlier this month, was indicted Wednesday by the grand jury on animal cruelty and assault charges. 30 year old Curtis Cleary is facing a five count indictment, including aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a firearm with no FOID card, cruelty to animals and domestic battery. Police say those charges were filed after deputies found dozens of animal carcasses on his property. Further investigation , police say, revealed Cleary's involvement with "Don't Bully My Breed", an animal welfare organization with a Peoria branch. A volunteer with the "Don't Bully My Breed" said the animals were not part of their organization and claimed Cleary owned the animals. The volunteer claims Cleary is no longer associated with the group. Cleary is free on bond and will be back in court November 16th.
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