Man accused of setting dog on fire

Published On: Apr 28 2014 07:53:02 PM EDT
Updated On: Apr 29 2014 11:02:15 AM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has arrested a man and charged him with animal cruelty after he allegedly set his dog on fire.

According to JSO’s Facebook page, detectives said 21-year-old Devron Quarterman was arrested Sunday after his mother called police.

The mom told them she was inside cooking and her son was with the dog outside when she heard the dog crying.

When she went outside, the mother saw the dog rolling around in the dirt and hooked to a chain in the front yard. When she grabbed the dog its fur fell off.

She said the fur also smelled like gas and was burned.

Police said they obtained a lighter from Quarterman's pocket.