BUTTERFIELD (LEARFIELD)  —  A 34-year-old Butterfield man faces charges of criminal damage to property in Watonwan County District Court for shooting down a drone as it flew over a chicken processing plant May 8th.

Travis D. Winters is also charged with reckless discharge of a firearm inside city limits.

Thirty-two-year-old Eric Goldberg from Oregon said he was using his drone to capture images of chickens being slaughtered inside the plant as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Winters used a 12-gauge shotgun to down the 19-hundred-dollar drone.