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Jamestown Police arrest man accused of hanging dog from a tree

Posted: 1:57 PM, Apr 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-05 18:13:17Z

Jamestown Police have made an arrest after investigating a dog found hanging from a tree Monday evening on Hallock Street near Palmer Street.

47-year-old Robert S. Overton has been charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals, police say. 

The investigation discovered Overton actually hung the dog in late November or early December 2017.

On the evening of April 2nd, a person walking through the area saw the dog in the tree and reported it to the police.

Officials say there were able to connect the dead dog to Overton through various citizen tips after media outlets reported. 

Overton is currently in the city jail awaiting arraignment.

Previous coverage:  Police: Arrest Pending in Jamestown dog hanging

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