Two local men are in jail after allegedly setting another man on fire.

Hamilton Township Police say the incident happened back on March 15th at a home in the 2900 block of Cologne Avenue.

Police received a report the next day of an aggravated assault at the home the night before. The victim, a 27-year-old Brigantine man suffered severe burns, and was taken by family members to AtlantiCare Medical Center, then transferred to Jefferson University Hospital for treatment.

Police say their investigation revealed the victim was asleep at a friend's home when two people intentionally set him on fire.

Police have arrested Brandon Perez, 23, of Hammonton and David Sult, 24, of Mays Landing. They both are being held in Atlantic County Jail awaiting court appearances on multiple charges.