55-year-old Kenneth Buckner is facing misdemeanor charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, marijuana possession, and animal cruelty.
Saturday afternoon, EPD officers responded to a call of a man with a gun on E. Riverside Dr. Instead, they say they found Buckner with a broken golf club standing over his dog.
He allegedly told officers he had the right to hit the dog on his property.
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