EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — An Egg Harbor Township man was taken into custody Wednesday on animal-abuse charges in connection with the death of a dog that was found Jan. 29 in the woods behind the Norms-Dale Trailer Park in the Scullville section.

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Steven Geisel, 49, was charged in the death of the female pit bull, which suffered traumatic injuries to its neck, police said. Geisel is in the Atlantic County jail on $10,000 bail.

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