Arrest made after man, dog found stabbed to death in Evesham Township

Investigators in Burlington County have made an arrest in the stabbing deaths of an Evesham Township man and his dog.  

Police say a Donovan G. Hollingsworth, 25, of Evesham, has been charged with Murder in the First Degree and two counts of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose in the Third Degree. 

Police were called to the Olympus Apartments on Baker Boulevard in Evesham Saturday at 9:13 a.m. for a report of a possible dog attack on a resident of the complex. 

According to police, when they arrived they found Thomas Pierson III, 26, dead in the residence. The victim's dog, a King Corso named Django, was also found deceased on a stairwell landing. 

Both had been stabbed multiple times. Police say the victim's apartment showed signs of a struggle. 

Hollingsworth is in custody in the Burlington County Jail, pending a detention hearing to be held in the near future.

Potential charges related to Django’s death await further investigation into the incident.



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