Sep 10, 2015 11:28 AM
Raymond man indicted on arson and animal cruelty charges
BRENTWOOD — A grand jury has indicted a Raymond man alleged to have started multiple fires in the region and killed several dogs.
According to the Rockingham County Attorney's Office, Gregory Bruno, 27, was indicted on 13 charges, including five charges of animal cruelty. He is accused of setting a car in Stratham on fire in April that burned one dog alive. He's also accused of starting a fire in a home in Raymond that killed three dogs and of feeding a dog an X-Acto knife blade.
Bruno’s felony charges include arson and burglary in three different towns, including
- Arson and burglary of a private residence in Raymond on January 12, 2015.
- 3 counts of Felony Cruelty to Animals based on the death of three dogs that were in the residence at the time of the fire on January 12th.
- Arson of the Raymond Self Storage building on March 24, 2015.
- Arson and burglary of a private residence in Epping on March 28, 2015.
- Arson of a motor vehicle that was located in Stratham on April 4, 2015
- Felony cruelty to animals based on the death of a dog that had been in that vehicle.
- Felony Cruelty to Animals in Raymond on April 24, 2015 for feeding a dog an “X-acto” knife blade.
The grand jury also returned indictments for witness Ttmpering and insurance fraud.
Other misdemeanor charges, including four counts of attempted arson and two counts of arson were also filed.
The charges followed an investigation that included Raymond, Stratham and Epping police departments as well as federal, state and county law enforcement
Bruno is being held on bail at the Rockingham County jail. An arraignment date has not yet been set.