A Chatsworth man accused of intentionally killing two peacocks by running them over with his pickup truck pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony animal cruelty charges.
The two counts against Floyd Michael Belton include an allegation that the 61-year-old defendant used his Ford-150 truck as a deadly and dangerous weapon on July 25, according to Deputy District Attorney Bradley Lieberman.
Belton was arrested Aug. 13 by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and released later that evening after an $80,000 bond was posted.
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He could face up to five years in county jail if convicted as charged, according to the District Attorney's Office.