In Perry County, a man is in jail on charges of killing two cats with a hatchet.
40-year-old Robert Cummins of Du Quoin was taken into custody on Monday. Police say they were called to his house after neighbors reported a man throwing away a bloody bag.
An illegal gun was found during the investigation, so Cummins faces charges of animal torture and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. No court date has been set.