BURRILLVILLE -- A local man who was charged in early October in the death of his girlfriend's dog has been arrested on charges of threatening to kill her the same way.
Police say Eric S. Lemire was held as a bail violator after being arraigned Wednesday in District Court in Warwick on charges of felony domestic assault and disorderly conduct.
North Smithfield police say he held a kitchen knife to his girlfriend's chest and threatened to kill her the same way he is accused of killing the dog.
The 22-year-old Lemire had been charged with felony malicious injury to animals and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. He was released after posting a property lien toward $3,000 bail.
It was not known Thursday morning if he is represented by a lawyer.