Case against St. Louis man charged with shooting, strangling dog dropped

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 31, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 31 at 7:40 PM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – The criminal case against a St. Louis man in connection with an incident of animal cruelty has been dropped.

 

Ron Jackson was charged in November with felony animal abuse after he allegedly shot a dog 12 times, strangled it with an electrical cord, threw it in a dumpster and left it for dead on September 21.

Stray Rescue of St. Louis responded to the scene after a city sanitation worker found the dog alive.

Despite the dog’s back legs being paralyzed because of a bullet lodged near his spine, the rescue and shelter group says the animal has since made a miraculous recovery.

Police said Jackson was arrested after witnesses said they saw Jackson standing alongside the dumpster in the 6000 block of Emma.

While a source told News 4 the case was being dismissed, they would not discuss any more details because it is still under investigation.

 

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