Justice for Buddy

elaine | July 31, 2010

A man who pleaded guilty to dragging a dog to death in western Colorado has been sentenced to three years in federal prison.
Thirty-eight-year-old Steven Clay Romero of Grand Junction was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Philip Brimmer in Denver.
The dog, named Buddy, was found dead on Dec. 30 on the Colorado National Monument. He [...]

Man accused of dragging dog to death expected to plead guilty

elaine | March 30, 2010

According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinal, federal prosecutors have struck a plea agreement with a man accused of torturing and killing a stolen dog on Colorado National Monument.
Steven Clay Romero, 38, of Grand Junction, is expected to plead guilty to aggravated cruelty to animals, the lone count lodged against him by a federal grand [...]

Affidavit available in dog dragging case that even inmates find unacceptable

elaine | January 7, 2010

     The United States Attorney’s Office here in Colorado has released the arrest affidavit on Steven Romero.  Romero is accused of dragging a dog to its death in Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction.  This case is being herd in Federal Court because the incident took place in National Park Service land. The story of “Buddy”, the [...]

Petition seeks justice for dog dragged to death

elaine | January 5, 2010

An online petition is circulating that is asking Colorado and Federal legal system to take a hard stance on the dog dragging incident on December 30th.   Steven Romero is accused of dragging a German Shepard/Blue Heeler mix named “Buddy” for two miles at the Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction.  Romero’s sister, Melissa Lockhart, is [...]

Second arrest made in the dragging death of dog

elaine | January 5, 2010

A second arrest has been made in the case of a Blue Heeler/German Shepherd mix dragged to his death last week in Colorado National Monument.
32-year old Melissa Lockhart of Fruita is accused of stealing the dog, named Buddy, and another dog from a pickup truck in Delta on December 29th.  “Buddy” was found dead with [...]

Man arrested in dragging death of dog

elaine | December 31, 2009

 
 
An arrest has been made in yesterdays dragging death of a Blue Heeler/German Shepard mix near Grand Junction.  Steven Clay Romero, age 36,  of Mesa County, Colorado, was arrested without incident this morning for aggravated cruelty towards an animal, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the National Park Service announced today.  Romero made his initial appearance [...]