Hermon man accused of shooting domesticated dog and felony weapons possession
Friday, August 24, 2018 - 2:49 pm

HERMON – A Hermon man has been arrested on a felony charge, aggravated cruelty to animals, as St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies followed up on a weapons possession complaint.

James W. Knapton, 29, North Main Street, was also charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class A misdemeanor, because he was a three-time convicted felon in possession of a weapon, according to the sheriff's department.

During the course of their investigation on the original complaint, investigators allege that Knapton shot a domesticated dog, a companion animal, with the intention of killing it.

The original complaint was received on Aug. 1.

Knapton was arrested Thursday and remanded to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility without bail.