CLEVELAND – A Cleveland man convicted of being a felon in possession of a gun and ammo following the shooting of a dog at a Cleveland Heights park has been sentenced.
A judge gave 42-year-old Raymone “Ramone” Clements a sentence of 275 months, nearly 23 years, in prison.
Clements was found guilty following a jury trial of one count each of being a felon in possession of a firearm and being a felon in possession of ammunition.
Federal investigators said they were led to Clements after witnesses reported a dog shot in a Cleveland Heights park. Clements reportedly walked the Mastiff into Forest Hills Park in the early evening hours of Nov. 25, 2012, bound him to a tree and fired four shots at him, striking him at least two times.
Clements had one round of .357-caliber ammunition and two rounds of .22-caliber ammunition on Dec. 20, 2012 and a Rossi, Model Garrucha, .22-caliber Derringer, serial number 307228, on Jan. 17, 2013, according to authorities.
Court records show Clements had ammo and a gun despite previous convictions for rape (2006), drug trafficking (2003) and aggravated robbery (1991).