CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
A. J. Rodenberg, Jr., Sheriff
"Leadership By Example"
Office (513) 732-7500
To : All Media
From: Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg, Jr.
Clermont County Sheriff's Office
Date: November 17, 2005
Re: Hanging Dog Incident
On September 22, 2005 a report was received by the Clermont County Humane Society that a dog was found hanging from a tree in Eastfork Park near Williamsburg, Ohio. The dog had been seen hanging by a female who was riding her horse in the area. An investigation was commenced by Clermont County Animal Control Officer Anthony DeRose. Through his investigation and with assistance of Clermont County Sheriff’s Office investigators and the Williamsburg Police Department, the perpetrator of the incident was identified and charged on November 17, 2005.
He is: Daniel R. Davis, 179 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, OH, 25 years old. Davis owned the dog at the time it was hanged and the investigation revealed that the hanging was the aftermath of a dispute among family members concerning problems the dog was allegedly causing in the family residence, which is located not far from where the dog was found hanging.
The dog was a one year old Australian Sheppard mix. Davis has been charged with one count of Cruelty to Animals, a misdemeanor of the 1st degree, which carries a potential jail sentence of 6 months and/or a $1,000 fine.
The successful resolution of this troubling case is the direct result of cooperation and involvement of various individuals and agencies, including: The Clermont County Humane Society, Animal Control Officer Anthony DeRose, the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Unit, Williamsburg Police Department, and news media that previously covered this incident when it was first reported in September.
Davis has been arrested and taken to the Clermont County Jail. A booking photo may be obtained by contacting Mary Gregory, 732-7405.
Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg