Man Accused of Shooting Dog and Assaulting Him With Hammer Must be Punished

Target: Jerrod Mahurin, Prosecuting Attorney for St. Francois County, Missouri

Goal: Ensure maximum sentence for man accused of shooting dog and assaulting him with a hammer.

A man has been accused of shooting a dog named Trooper. Reportedly after the shooting, Jason Hampton then went on to hit the dog over the head with a hammer. Currently, Hampton is facing felony charges for this horrific act. He was charged with animal abuse in St. Francois County. Due to this alleged horrific act, Trooper was left paralyzed and reportedly spent weeks in a ditch before anyone came to his rescue.

In Farmington, Missouri, it is legal to shoot animals if they are destroying private property. According to Hampton, he was protecting his female dog from Trooper by shooting at the dog’s feet, and somehow missed and shot him in the neck. Hampton’s alleged act of hitting Trooper over the head with a hammer is what drove the St. Francois County prosecutors to file felony charges.

According to his doctors, Trooper has a five percent chance of walking again. Beyond walking, Trooper is going to have to have daily vet visits and intensive care for the rest of his life. He has suffered enough, and it’s not over yet. Trooper deserves justice.


Dear Mr. Mahurin,

Jason Hampton allegedly shot and left a yellow lab named Trooper to die in a ditch. Trooper was reportedly left in that ditch with serious injuries for weeks before receiving help. According to a source, Jason Hampton has allegedly confessed to the crime, but after being prosecuted he reportedly later recanted this, blaming Trooper for the incident. This reported crime is horrific, and Jason Hampton deserves to be punished to the fullest extent if responsible.

Trooper deserves justice for his horrible abuse. He was reportedly shot, hit with a hammer, and left for dead, and has a very slim chance of ever walking again. We demand that Trooper receive justice, and Jason Hampton receive the maximum sentence if found guilty.


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  1. This is a violent crime and must be treated as such, regardless of the victim!! No only should Jason Hampton be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, he must be financially responsible for Trooper’s medical/vet bills, rehab expense and all other expenses to make him comfortable for the rest of his life. Hampton should be liable for punitive damages, as well and must never be allowed to own or be left alone with another animal for as long as he lives!


  3. Kae Blecha, OTR says:

    This is why I had to move out of Missouri. Too many people there who think this is okay. If the prosecuting attorney doesn’t do his job, someone please buy him a case of Jack Daniels. That’s how it works in Jeff City anyway.

  4. Janey Kelf says:

    The same breeds of dogs seem to be being cruelly mistreated its horrific…education programmes and penalties need to be in place so people realise their actions are not going to be allowed to go unpunished …assumptions that dogs are aggressive are not ok Responsible owners train their dogs and they are gentle abd boundaried

  5. Janey Kelf says:

    What sort of animal leaves a dog in pain this man should never have a dog take his away he is evil and wicked…the law is wrong also feeds cruelty

  6. Living in the most advanced country in the world and acting like a poor illiterate, third world country peasant asshole! And it is this kind of crowd who think they are the greatest gift to USA and the best of the citizens. What is the difference between this asshole and the un-human laborer from Thailand who chops of legs of puppy for chewing his shoes? The answer is nothing is different except the weapon these two used.

  7. Beat this sonofabitch with a hammer, slowly. Shoot him in the ankles, feet, elbos, hands and shoulders. Then, let him bleed out. His screaming in pain would be music to my ears. No mercy for a sonofabitch like this.

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