- Virginia, USA -
The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a Facebook post that on Tuesday, January 19, deputies, along with Gloucester Fire and Rescue personnel, responded to a home in the 12300 block of Beech Trail about a suspicious fire.
Upon arrival, firefighters found one cat and two dogs inside the property.
Gloucester County Animal Control also responded to investigate the animal-related violations.
Officers assisted in an effort to revive the furbabies.
Sadly, attempts were unsuccessful, and the innocent souls lost their precious lives.
The Sheriff’s Office reports that “After gauging the totality of the scene, arson specialists from the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation were asked to assist. Upon further inspection it was determined that the fire was in fact intentionally set.”
An extensive probe conducted by the Sheriff’s Office investigators, identified 23-year-old TA’KUAN KEONTAY BINGHAM (pictured below) as the individual responsible for the incident.
Investigators located BINGHAM on Friday, January 29, while he was traveling as a passenger in a vehicle on Glenns Road.
After conducting a traffic stop BINGHAM was placed under arrest and charged with three counts of felony animal cruelty, and burning or destroying an occupied dwelling, also a felony.
This monster is being held in the GCSO jail without bond and without fire!