14 May 2020
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Brian Shortall
Troop C Commander
On May 10, 2020 at approximately 10:15 a.m., New York State Police at Richfield Springs arrested Ronald R. Bronson, age 62 of West Winfield, NY for the misdemeanor from the Agriculture and Markets Law of Overdriving, Torturing and Injuring Animals; Failure to Provide Proper Sustenance.
Troopers were advised of a dog that was shot by a landowner on South Road in Richfield Springs. Bronson told troopers that his cows were running from the dog in the pasture. An investigation revealed that Bronson fired a shot, missing the dog and the dog ran out of the pasture. Bronson then located the dog and shot the dog, then shot it a second time, killing it. He then disposed of the dog. The investigation revealed that Bronson unjustly killed the dog.
Bronson was arrested and issued appearance tickets to the town of Plainfield court on September 2, 2020.