Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Check out the Solon home of the dog who was chained to a tree and shot in Forest Hill Park
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. He'll be arraigned this Friday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.* *UPDATE: 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 …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Forrest, who was shot with a gun and chained to a tree in November, was adopted and given a home in the Cleveland area.
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. Cleveland Heights 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.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Animal advocacy group will demonstrate at Raymone Clements' arraignment in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.
The man accused of tying a dog to a tree and shooting it at Cleveland Heights' Forest Hill Park will appear in court next week. Raymone Clements, 42, of Cleveland, has been charged with animal cruelty, discharging a weapon in city limits and having weapons under disability after police say he left the dog for dead Nov. 26. He will be arraigned in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Jan. 18 at 8:30 a.m. MORE: Accused Dog Shooter Has Previous Rape Conviction If convicted on all counts, Clements faces 5 years, 7 and a half months in prision. Clements is a convicted felon and is not permitted to have a weapon. His last prison term, after he pleaded guilty in 2006 to rape against victims who were under 13, was five years. Animal advocacy group …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Raymone Clements' previous felony conviction means that he faces a felony charge stemming from accusations that he tied a dog to a tree and shot it at Forest Hill Park.
The man accused of tying up and shooting a dog at Forest Hill Park last fall faces a third felony charge because of a previous conviction, Cleveland Heights Police said. Raymone Clements, 42, of Cleveland, was arrested Dec. 19 and charged with discharging a firearm within city limits and animal cruelty, both misdemeanor crimes. This week police announced that he has been charged with a felony: having weapons under disability. Under Ohio law, convicted felons may not have a gun. The offense carries a maximum prison term of five years. Clements was convicted of two counts of rape in 2006 and sentenced to serve five years in prison. Court documents indicate that the victim was under the age of 13. He's also been convicted of theft and drug …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Cleveland Heights Police arrested a man Wednesday and charged him with animal cruelty.
Cleveland Heights Police have arrested a man they say chained a dog to a tree in Forest Hill Park and shot at him four times. Raymone Clements, of East Cleveland, was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 19 and is currently being held in Cleveland Heights Municipal Jail. Police say he walked the dog to the park, tied him to a tree and shot at him four times, hitting him at least twice, on Nov. 25. Then, police say, he left the dog. A local dog walker spotted the dog the next day. The dog is alive, but needs surgery. PAWS has taken in the animal, renamed Forrest, and is treating him. Clements has been charged with one count of cruelty to animals and one count of discharging a firearm within city limits. If convicted on both counts, he faces seven and …