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Suspect Charged With Shooting Forest Hill Dog

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. 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 a half months in jail.

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rimad December 20, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Guns everywhere yet everyone believes in Christ. Hypocrites.
Charles Taylor December 21, 2012 at 07:52 AM
If Clements is being charged with the misdemeanor of discharging a firearm why is he not, given his past felony convictions for kidnapping, robbery, and rape, not facing an indictment for felon in possession with aggravating circumstances? I urge those concerned to put this question to the cleveland heights law director.
Michael Lawrence December 21, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Cleveland heights is soft on crime...unless they think you have money to pay. Guys like this get off too easy because the city doesn't want to deal with him. Lock this clown up for a long time please.
Joe Wilson December 21, 2012 at 06:10 PM
I totally agree with you and I will for sure be writing a letter of my own.
Joe Wilson December 21, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Great way to put it it! This is bullshit that he can do that and only get 7 1/2 months!

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