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.

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.