Justice for Bubba And Bear!
  • Petitioned Honorable Judge O. Clark Collins

This petition was delivered to:

Honorable Judge O. Clark Collins
Ironton County Prosecutor Mack Anderson

Justice for Bubba And Bear!

    1. Hand 4Paws
    2. Petition by

      Hand 4Paws

      Albuquerque, NM

September 2012


After two dogs were killed by 20-year-olds Brian Sharp and Jonathon Jiles, animal action team Hand4Paws started a petition to Honorable Judge O. Clark Collins asking that the men be sentenced with the maximum penalty. Their petition gathered 5,754 supporters, and Hand4Paws partnered with the Nitro Foundation HB70 Law in Ohio to draw support and ensure that justice be served for the dogs.

A hard copy of this petition will be sent for pretrial scheduled September 13, 2012.  Please sign & share! A polite email and letter is also requested (information is located at the end of the petition). Thank you.

On Saturday morning in the town of Pedro, Ohio, a couple came home to find their two beloved companions, Bubba and Bear, stabbed to death in their own front yard.  The scene gruesome being described as “blood everywhere”. The dogs had multiple stab wounds and their throats had been slit.  One dog house was ripped completely apart. It appeared that one of the dogs tried to hide in the house and the perpetrators went hunting them.  The dogs could not escape their killers.  Josie Scythes, one of the owners said one of the difficult things she is dealing with on the death of her companions is the thought of how frightened and helpless Bubba and Bear were.

Twenty year olds’ Brian Sharp and Jonathon Jiles have been arrested in what is being called a “random act of violence”. Sharp told Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless that the homeowner’s were not targeted and there is no clear motive for the brutal killings.  Sharp and Jiles have admitted to being involved in stabbing the dogs to death and said that they were drunk at the time.

Sharp and Jiles have been charged with “prohibition concerning companion animals” and criminal trespassing.  The prohibition charge carries a stiffer penalty and both men could face up to six months in jail. Sheriff Lawless explained “When you have a crime like this where people have targeted innocent animals, we wanted to go after them. And as we looked at the statues that would govern for the Ohio Revised Code, cruelty to animals is certainly a charge that would stick so we wanted to research to see if there was something that was a little more stringent because we felt like the nature of the crime warranted a little bit more. So we were able to come up with a prohibition concerning companion animals charge."  Sheriff Lawless has dogs and said “it’s very upsetting when you take an innocent animal and do something like this to it”.

Sharp and Jiles have had their arraignments and a pretrial for both is scheduled for Thursday, September, 13, 2012

 For more information: http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Family-Offers-Reward-after-Dogs-were-Stabbed-to-Death-167566755.html

Photo Courtesy of WSAZ News Channel 3

Please also send a polite email and letter to the following:

Ironton Municipal Court

Honorable Judge O. Clark Collins

P.O. Box 237

Ironton, Ohio 45638 


 Prosecutor - Mack Anderson

1 Veteran's Square

Ironton, Ohio 45638





Recent signatures


    1. Bubba and Bear's Killers Receive the Maximum Sentence

      Hand 4Paws
      Petition Organizer

      Brian Sharp and Jonathon Jiles were sentence to the maximum for the brutal murders of Bubba and Bear. Each killer will serve seven months in jail, pay restitution to the Scythe family and were order never to own a companion animal.

      Thank you so very much for your support.

      RIP Bubba and Bear.


    2. Reached 5,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • about 2 years ago

      7 months is not a long enough sentence for MURDER and restitution will never make up to the family for the loss of their beloved companions

    • Myla Dively ALTOONA, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      These people need to b the example of what happens when u hurt animals! So I suggest premeditated 1st degree murder for both of them! I bet that will make ppl think twice b4 they abuse, torture, & kill animals!!

    • Ronald Mannon HUNTINGTON, WV
      • about 2 years ago

      Being drunk does not give anyone the right to do this to any animal it was cruel and one of the most horrendous things I've ever herd of the two idiots should get the sme punishment as if they killed one of your kids becauce they are i love my babies and if that was one of my babies i would not hesitate to do the same thing to them. I would like to see them get the maximum penalty and i hope its more than 6 mos that is a joke thats a slap on the wrist.Fine them as much as possible and 1y in jail still isn't enough but it might stop them from doing anything like that again i pray it does

    • jayne taylor TRENTON, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      Drunk is not an excuse to kill 2 innocent dogs. They should get the maximum penalty. What is next? Children? Adults? Does anyone remember Dahmer, Bundy, etc.? Please let Bubba & Bear have justice. Thank you.

    • Joseph Mastrario BYRAN, GA
      • about 2 years ago

      This act of animal cruelty is one of the worse I can recall in recent memory. The idea the worse these men can be charge with is 6 months is a small price to pay, However they should serve everyday of that 6months.


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