Arrest made in Richmond case of dog who died after being set on fire – WJLA

Arrest made in Richmond case of dog who died after being set on fire - WJLA
Man arrested for killing Tommie, the dog set on fire in a Richmond park
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – Richmond police have charged a suspect with the burning of a pit bull named Tommie, alive.

There are a lot of people to thank, but Id like to single out all the citizens who contributed tips that pointed us in the right direction said Interim Police Chief William C. Smith. That, plus the excellent job done by arson investigators who did the bulk of the work, major crimes detectives, forensics technicians and animal control officers who all built a strong case to present to the grand jury.

Jyahshua A. Hill, 20, was arrested shortly after 3 p.m. on Monday by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force. Hill is charged with one count of felony animal cruelty.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Richmond Police Dept. has made an arrest in a case of animal cruelty that occurred several months ago in the city when a pit bull was tied to a fence & set on fire. The dog, named Tommie by rescuers, was treated for severe burns, but died 5 days later.

We have incredible news to share! Our wonderful Richmond Police Department has made an arrest in Tommies case! Jyahshua…

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