Petitioning County Judge Belmont County Judge Albert Davies

Justice for Emmy and Bella -- Public Demands Maximum Sentence for Mike Chedester


This case is so very sad, and disturbing to say the least. The intentional shooting of someone's beloved animals is unforgivable. The man named Mike intentionally shot and killed two pets in the woods of Belmont County Ohio for bragging rights. He tried to even keep the beloved pets' collars as trophies. This by Ohio law is also a crime punishable by jail time. Please sign to help the prosecution put this monster behind bars and show support for the man who has lost an enormous part of his family and heart in all this mess.


Many Thanks to Lee Tri and everyone who has signed her petition so far. Our family is humbled and awed by your support.
These names will be brought to the judge and prosecutor in this case. We hope that this will push them towards giving Mike Chedester the maximum sentence allowed by law for murdering two family pets in cold blood.
Despite the seriousness of his crime, we believe the response by authorities and Chedester’s former employer is due almost entirely to the outpouring of community support by people who were touched by this story. This petition, more than 70,000 strong at the time of this writing, will help continue that momentum forward as Mike’s first days in court approach. Ohio made a big step this year in providing protections to companion animals with Goddard’s law, and now we will see it in practice as we demand justice for Emmy and Bella.

Many people are asking us for ways to help. If you have the time, please consider contacting the Belmont County Prosecuting Attorney to express your concern about the outcome of the charges against Mike Chedester. You can write, email and/or call. We’ve been assured that this contact via this information will be directed to the people in charge.

Belmont County Prosecutor's Office, Daniel P. Fry

Courthouse Annex No. 1
147-A West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950
Phone: 740-699-2771
Fax: 740-695-4412
Prosecuting Attorney
Daniel P. Fry

400 Imperial Plaza
Bellaire, Ohio
Phone: 1-740-676-4490 Eastern Division.
Fax: 1-740-671-6100

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    Belmont County Judge Albert Davies

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