Toms River man whose truck fell through ice arraigned in dog's death

Andrew Mayer was arraigned in court Monday.

Andrew Mayer was arraigned in court Monday. (8/10/15)

TOMS RIVER - A Ocean County man whose dog was inside a pickup truck that plunged through the ice on a frozen river has been given more time to decide whether he will represent himself.

Prosecutors say Andrew Mayer of Toms River was arraigned Monday on charges of criminal mischief and animal cruelty.

During the brief hearing, Mayer reiterated his plans to represent himself. But state Superior Court Judge James Blaney advised him to apply for a public defender or hire an attorney.

Blaney subsequently adjourned the case to Dec. 7 so Mayer could to review documents and reconsider getting an attorney.

Authorities have said Mayer's 2-year-old boxer mix, Rolo, was found dead after the truck sank March 1. Another man got out of the truck before it went onto the ice. Neither was injured.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

From left to right: New Jersey State Trooper 1 New Jersey state troopers help deliver baby on I-287
The Pascack Valley High School girls lacrosse team 2 HS lacrosse team 'adopts' 8-year-old fighting brain cancer
News 12 New Jersey - Weather On The 3 New Jersey Weather Forecast
Sea Cliff's Troy Ramey was voted off 'The 4 Elisa's Entertainment for 4/26
News 12 Long Island has won the regional 5 News 12 Long Island wins regional Edward R. Murrow Award

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Andrew Mayer is indicted for the death of Man indicted in dog's icy death

A New Jersey man whose dog was inside a pickup truck that plunged through the

Andrew Mayer faces animal cruelty charges after his Toms River man faces animal cruelty charges

The man accused of driving out onto the frozen Toms River when his truck fell

Andrew Mayer has been charged with driving on Driver charged for driving on frozen Toms River river

Andrew Mayer has been charged with criminal mischief, careless driving, and pollution after he allegedly

Search crews from the Coast Guard and state Dog dies when truck falls through ice in Toms River

Police say a truck fell through ice early Sunday morning in Toms River. Authorities say

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE