A Massachusetts man whose rental home police have linked to a dismembered, burned body found last month has appeared in court on unrelated charges.

    The Boston Globe reports $100,000 bail was set Tuesday for 26-year-old Reginald Cummings of Salisbury. He was arraigned in Haverhill District Court on a malicious destruction of property from last spring and alleged violation of his probation on drug convictions. Cummings' attorney declined to comment.

    The burned remains of 24-year-old Dennis Ray Jackson of Haverhill were found Nov. 14 in Bridgewater and Boston.

    Police said they found evidence believed connected to Jackson's death in a house Cummings rented in Haverhill. Cummings hasn't been charged in Jackson's death, and has said he had no role in it.

    Cummings was arrested in California last month on the alleged probation violation.  (Associated Press)