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Accused Dog Shooter Ramone Clements Arrested

U.S. Attorney's Office arrest Clements in Cleveland this morning

Ramone Clements, the man accused of shooting Forrest the dog (now a Solon resident) and leaving him for dead in a Cleveland Heights city park, was arrested in Cleveland this morning.

Clements was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday and a warrant was issued for his arrest. A U.S. Attorney spokesperson said that Clements was arrested on Finn Avenue in Cleveland at around 11 a.m. today. 

Clements was charged in December with shooting the dog, now adopted and named Forrest, in the face and shoulder at Forest Hill Park in Cleveland Heights. During the police investigation, authorities say they found one round of .357-caliber ammunition and two rounds of .22-caliber ammunition in his home.

The ammunition charge carries a 10-year maximum prison sentence if Clements is convicted.

Clements was on parole after serving a five-year prison sentence for rape of a victim under the age of 13 at the time of the incident. By federal law, no one convicted of a felony may have ammunition.

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