R&B singer Jaheim Hoagland was arrested on animal cruelty charges after police discovered 15 dogs living in deplorable conditions at his New Jersey home — with some of them found in crates filled with feces and water, prosecutors said Thursday.
Cops went to Hoagland’s home Monday morning to investigate a report of a “puppy in distress” and ended up finding six dogs in the driveway, authorities said. One of the dogs was initially unresponsive in a water-filled crate and later had to be euthanized, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.
Authorities found a total of 12 mixed-breed pit bull terriers, two American Staffordshire terriers, and one mixed-breed boxer in total.
Since then, all 14 surviving canines have been taken to a local kennel for testing. An investigation is now underway.
According to Billboard, Hoagland, also known as Jaheim, published his debut album in 2001 and had multiple singles in the following years, including “Put That Woman First,” “Anything,” and “Fabulous.” His album “Ghetto Classics,” released in 2006, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.