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.