Jamestown man gets 1 year in jail for hanging dog from tree


A Jamestown man has been sentenced to one year in jail after hanging a dog from a tree.

Before his sentencing, Robert Overton, 48, had pleaded guilty to aggravated cruelty to animals.

MORE | More on Overton’s arrest can be found here.

“Many people believe that this level of punishment is insufficient,” Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson said. “What I say to those folks is that they need to contact their state representatives and push for change. The actions of this man were dreadful. But, two years was the maximum potential punishment under our law.”

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