Man Threatened to Burn Down Middletown House, Told Dog to Attack: Police

A man Middletown police arrested is accused of threatening to kill a person and burn the house down with a blow torch and siccing his dog on a 93-year-old resident during a domestic incident on Valentine’s Day, according to police.

Police said they received the report the next day and were told that 27-year-old Kevin Gray, of Bristol, had yelled at three residents in the home, including two 93-year-old residents, and threatened to kill one of the victims.

Gray had a lit blow torch in one hand and a waved a knife around with the other hand, according to police. Then he told his German Shepard to attack and the dog bit one of the victims on the arm.

The victims could not call 911 at the time because Gray locked the house phone in a room so no one could use it, according to police. 

Gray was not at the home when the complaint was made but police arrested him when the animal control officer returned to the home on Feb. 16 and saw him driving toward the residence, according to police.

Gray was charged with interfering with an emergency call, second-degree assault of elderly and first-degree threatening. Bond was set at $250,000 and he is due in court on Feb. 19.

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