Alleged Dog Killer Posts Bail, Next Hearing Scheduled For August 20

MAYVILLE – Robert Overton, Jr., the Jamestown man accused of hanging his pit bull last year, posted bail Sunday morning, according to a Chautauqua County Court Clerk. 
Overton’s bail was set at $20,000 after he was indicted last month in County Court on a charge of aggravated animal cruelty, a Class E felony. According to the court, Overton’s next hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., August 20.
Overton previously admitted to WNYNewsNow that he did hang his pit bull during an exclusive interview in April, the night before he turned himself in at Jamestown City Court.
“The dog made a couple of attempts to be aggressive,” said Robert Overton. “The first time he bite me, which is fine because dogs do that, the second time he went after my daughter and he bite her on the butt, but never broke the skin.”
Overton said he hanged the dog (named Champagne) in the beginning of the winter after a third incident.
Overton was previously released on his own recognizance in May after District Attorney Patrick Swanson’s office was unable to secure an indictment within 45 days of his arrest.