UPDATE: Man charged with killing burned dog ‘Tommie’

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Police have made an arrest in the animal cruelty case of ‘Tommie,’ the dog that died after being found set on fire in Richmond’s Abner Clay Park back in February.

Jyahshua A. Hill, 20, of the 1300 block of St. Peter Street, was arrested without incident shortly before 3 p.m. Monday by members of the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force.

RELATED: Dog found tied to pole, set on fire in park

The February incident sparked widespread outrage. Investigators are crediting an outpouring of information and assistance from the general public that helped them solve this crime. 

“There are a lot of people to thank, but I’d like to single out all the citizens who contributed tips that pointed us in the right direction,” said Interim Police Chief William C. Smith said in a release. “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.”

Hill was indicted by a grand jury on May 8 on one count of felony animal cruelty. 

RELATED: ‘Tommie,’ pit bull that was set on fire and abandoned in Richmond park, has died

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