Cedar Rapids man pleads guilty to arson, animal abuse

Johanthan Ramey has entered a guilty plea after police say he set a home on fire that killed 15 animals.
Published: Feb. 10, 2023 at 9:27 AM CST
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - A Cedar Rapids man has pleaded guilty to setting a fire to a home on the city’s northwest side that resulted in the deaths of 15 animals.

The fire happened at a home in the 1700 block of 11th Street Northwest on Oct. 1, 2022.

Four ducks, three rabbits, two geese, two dogs, two fish, a cat and a snake died in the fire.

Jonathan Jay Ramey, 47, pleaded guilty to second degree arson and animal cruelty.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for April 11.