Monday, April 1, 2013
Ramone "Raymone" Clements, accused of chaining dog Forrest to a tree in Cleveland Heights and shooting him, is to appear in federal court this afternoon on related charges.
About 100 people gathered at Public Square today to rally for lawmakers to make animal abuse a felony in Ohio. The Rally for Reform was scheduled on the same day as a hearing for Ramone "Raymone" Clements, a Cleveland man accused of chaining a dog to a tree in a Cleveland Heights park and shooting him. Clements pleaded not guilty to charges of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon, according to The Plain Dealer. He is scheduled to appear in court next Monday afternoon. We'll have the lastest on the hearing as it's available. The ammunition charge carries a greater sentence if Clements is convicted than his original animal cruelty charge, which was dropped after his federal indictment. Animal rights activists have …
The man accused of shooting a bull mastiff faces up to 24 years in prison if convicted. Prior to the start of Raymone Clements trial, a rally for animal rights is planned in downtown Cleveland.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Solon resident Robin Stone started an online fund to help get a fence for the pooch who was once shot and left for dead.
Because Forrest went through a traumatic event when he was shot twice and left tied to a tree in Cleveland Heights, his caregivers don't want to take him off of his leash in the yard without being in a fenced-in area. Robin Stone set up an online fundraiser at GoFundMe.com. In nine days, $300 was raised. Donations from $10 to $1,000 may be made by clicking here. But, those who contribute $25 to the fund can carve their name into the fence once it is built. The 1-acre split-rail fence lined with heavy childen wire is necessary, for Forrest's safety and for the safety of others, according to the note left on the GoFundMe.com page. Here's a note left by "Forrest:" "My family cannot let me off of a leash and they feel I deserve to have …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Solon resident Robin Stone said that if animal cruelty were a felony in Ohio, we wouldn't need the ammunitions charge.
The new owner of a dog that was shot and left for dead in a park called news that his alleged shooter faces a federal charge "bittersweet." Robin Stone of Solon recently adopted Forrest, who's previous owner Raymone Clements is now facing charges. Clements was charged in December with shooting the dog, now adopted and named Forrest, in the face and shoulder at Forest Hill Park. 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 greater sentence if Clements is convicted, but the animal cruelty charge, as well as two other firearms charges, were dropped by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor. "I feel that Forrest …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
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 …
Check out the Solon home of the dog who was chained to a tree and shot in Cleveland Heights.
Robin Stone calls herself lucky to have been chosen to care for Forrest, and she said he's making himself right at home at her 10-acre Solon property. Watch the video above to see Forrest in his new home. The dog was chained to a tree and left for dead at Forest Hill Park in Cleveland Heights in November, where a professional dog walker discovered him. Weeks later, the man police say was responsible for the act was arrested and charged with two misdemeanors and a felony. *UPDATE: Ramon Clements has now been charged by the U.S. District Attorney's Office, and the arraignment mentioned above has been cancelled. Click here for more. See all stories on Forrest. Visit Forrest's Facebook page.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Forrest, who was shot with a gun and chained to a tree in Cleveland Heights last year, was adopted and given a home in Solon.
A dog that was tied to a tree and shot in Forest Hill Park last year has found a home in Solon. PAWS, the animal rescue agency that took Forrest in after he was found by a dog walker the morning after the attack, posted a video (above) on Facebook of Forrest arriving at his new home. NewsNet5 reports that the dog was adopted by Robin Stone, who has three dogs already. Click here for their full story. Patch will meet Forrest and new mom Stone this week and post more soon. The man charged with the shooting, Raymone Clements, will be arraigned this Friday at 8:30 a.m.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Forrest, the mastiff that was shot twice and left for dead in Cleveland Heights, has found a home in Solon.
Forrest, a mastiff that was shot twice and left for dead in Cleveland Heights, has found a home in Solon, reports WEWS Channel 5. Forrest's plight became a big story last year after his owner tied him up in a park in Cleveland Heights, shot him twice and left him to die. The dog survived the night and was found by a walker the next day, according to Cleveland Heights Patch. Forrest, given that name by his rescuers with Public Animal Welfare Society of Ohio (PAWS), has been nursed back to health and is now living on 10 acres of land in Solon, reports the news channel. Forrest's previous owner, Raymone Clements, of East Cleveland, was arrested in December and charged with animal cruelty and discharging a firearm within city limits. He was …