A Texas man has been arrested for allegedly setting fire to a dog house while a dog was inside. According to the Harris County Fire Marshal, 42-year-0ld Edwin Jermaine Stewart allegedly set fire to a dog house, with a pit bull inside, on the 12600 block of Crosby Lynchburg Road on Nov. 16.
Chief Investigator Dean Hensley stated:
“Investigators determined Edwin Jermaine Stewart started a dog kennel on fire with an ignitable liquid while the dog was inside. The canine sustained generalized scarring, lacerations, and ulcerations to 60 percent of its body.”
On November 30, Stewart was charged with cruelty to a non-livestock animal and he was arrested on Tuesday, reported Click 2 Houston News. The injured pit bull, Truck, was apparently the victim of an altercation between the accused man and the dog’s owner, Jerome Lockett.
Chief Investigator, Dean Hensley, stated:
“The owner and Stewart had some kind of encounter and it angered (Stewart), and that’s when he came over and set the complainant’s dog house on fire.”
According to the the Harris County Fire Marshal, tips from the public and Crime Stoppers led to the arrest.
(Images screenshots via Click 2 Houston News)
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