According to Friday's publication of the New York Daily News, a Philippine citizen, who resides in New Jersey, was arrested in the Township of Hamilton, N.J., after he allegedly hanged a dog and then intentionally burned down a house.
A family dog, along with several cats, perished inside of the Mays Landing house on July 18 after 29-year-old Janrv Bacolod allegedly doused the Holly Street home in accelerant and set it on fire. By the time that Hamilton Township firefighters responded to the blaze, the house was described as "fully engulfed" in flames.
The accused man, who has been retained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is now facing charges for second-degree arson and third-degree animal cruelty.
The violent incident appears to have followed a domestic dispute between Bacolod and his wife; the wife had secured a temporary restraining order against the man, but he violated it when he contacted her and allegedly made threats, reported the Press of Atlantic City.
Bacolod was taken to the Atlantic County Justice Facility where he was denied a public defender; he is held on $100,000 bail. According to the Press of Atlantic City, Bacolod is also facing charges in Egg Harbor Township for allegedly making threats of violence and violating the restraining order which had been secured by his wife.
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