2 charged in case of dog set on fire in West Haven
WTIC / West Haven Police
Maurice Jackson, Latrice Moody

via WTIC:

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTIC) -- Two people were charged in connection with a dead dog that was set on fire at the Sandy Point Beach parking lot in West Haven in July.

Police arrested two adult suspects in connection to the crime on Monday. Police said Latrice Moody, 35, of West Haven, was the owner of the dog.

"Through the investigation all indications led investigators to believe that the dog, an older Terrier breed was deceased prior to being set on fire," police said in a release. "Latrice Moody was located at her residence today and subsequently taken into custody. Latrice Moody was charged with the following offenses violation of Animal Cruelty, Breach of Peace 2nd degree, Illegal Dumping and Open burning. Moody was processed and held on bond."

Police said a second arrest warrant has been issued for Maurice Jackson, 41, of West Haven. The signed warrant charges Jackson with breach of peace second degree, illegal dumping and open burning.

Officers said that they responded to the area of Breach Street near Third Avenue and Second Avenue the morning of July 5, on calls of an out of control fire in the Sandy Point Beach parking lot.

When the fire was extinguished, a small dead dog was found at the source of the blaze.

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