River Rouge man accused of setting dog on fire


A man is charged with several animal-cruelty charges when a dog was found dead and severely burned according to police.   

The incident occurred Oct. 29, 2016, when police were called to a home located in River Rouge. They found the dog burned near a bottle of accelerant. Further investigation led to the arrest of David Westly Didlake, 27, at a home in the 80th block of East James street. Didlake allegedly resisted police during the arrest.

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Didlake was arraigned Friday in the 25th District Court in Lincoln Park. 

He was charged with killing/torturing animals, abandoning/cruelty resulting in death of one animal and assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer.

He received a $75,000 cash/surety bond.

A probable cause conference will be held December 13.