Soldier charged after 24 dead animals found in apartment
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Kurt Hafner

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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- (WSOC) -- An Army staff sergeant has been arrested after police found 24 dead animals in his abandoned apartment in South Carolina.

The State reports 36-year-old Kurt Hafner was being evicted from his apartment April 10 when Richland County Sheriff's deputies found the carcasses of a bearded dragon, two alligator snapping turtles, a variety of snakes and a dog.

An animal abuse investigator for the department, Sgt. Joe Clarke, says the apartment floors were covered in dog feces, garbage, ammunition and personal items.

Hafner is a staff sergeant at Fort Jackson and was a rappelling instructor. Authorities say he abandoned the apartment in February, leaving the animals without food or water.

FULL STORY: SC soldier charged after 24 dead animals found in apartment - WSOC

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