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Hunterdon County man faces animal cruelty charges, 24 cattle removed

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Tewksbury Township man has been arrested on animal cruelty charges, Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III said in a news release Tuesday.

Roger Kolbe, 62, was charged on March 26 with third-degree causing the death of an animal, third-degree causing serious bodily injury to an animal, fourth-degree causing bodily injury to an animal, and animal cruelty.

“This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges may be forthcoming,” Kearns said.

The investigation spans a three year period during which time the Department of Agriculture made numerous recommendations to Kolbe to rectify the living conditions and treatment of the cattle on his property, Kearns said.

On March 26, Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Detectives and Tewksbury Township Police served a search warrant on Kolbe’s property and over a period of two days, 24 cattle were removed from the property and brought to auction, Kearns said.

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