Tony Brian Knolle, 24, of 549 McBain Drive, was arrested at his home July 12 after his wife flagged down a Cumberland County Sheriff's Office deputy and told him Knolle tried to set the dog on fire because he was tired of taking care of him.
The puppy, named Red, suffered burns, singe marks, blisters and gashes along his left hip and leg.
Cumberland County Animal Services nursed Red back to health, and a Raleigh Police Department detective adopted him earlier this month.
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