Man Who Shot Police Dog Jethro Gets 45 Years In Prison

The man who fatally shot Canton (OH) police dog Jethro has been sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Kelontre D. Barefield, 23, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to charges related to Jethro’s death and several other counts stemming from four earlier burglaries and an unrelated aggravated robbery.

Stark County Common Pleas Judge Kristin G. Farmer called Barefield’s actions “intolerable” and said they violated “the safety and security of this county and the people sworn to protect it” as she sentenced him to a combined 45-year prison term that covers both pending cases.

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  1. yerflap54

    Good. Now let’s take action against cops who shoot people’s pet dogs for no apparent reason.

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