Trial continued for man accused of tying dog to tree, shooting him in Forest Hill Park

CLEVELAND - The trial for a man accused of tying a Mastiff to a tree before shooting him multiple times in Forest Hills Park has been continued.

Opening arguments against Raymone Clements began Monday in Cleveland Federal Court.

A superseding indictment was filed adding an additional charge of being a felon in possession against Raymone "Ramone" Clements, said Steven Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Clements is accused of walking a dog into the Forest Hills Park in the early evening hours of Nov. 25, 2012, tying him to a tree and then firing four shots at the dog, striking him at least two times.

Clements then allegedly left the park, leaving the injured dog left to die.

A professional dog walker came to the park on Nov. 26 and found Forest. She called police who then began their investigation.

Forest has since recovered from his injuries and found a new loving, forever home.

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