For Immediate Release
June 30, 2023
A Kansas City man, 30, faces a charge of Animal Abuse, an E felony, in connection with a dog's abuse and death in October 2022, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Ryan R. Jackson, dob: 3/23/1999, faces Property Damage 1st Degree and Animal Abuse.*
According to court records, in October 2022, Kansas City police were dispatched to a residence on a disturbance. Officers were told by a caller that the defendant had just told him that he had messed up the caller's home and harmed his dog, named Rom. Officers on the scene observed a white and grey bulldog in the roadway. The dog had numerous injuries and was bleeding from the mouth and face. The dog was unable to move. The dog later succumbed to his injuries. Inside the residence, officers found heavy damage. Kitchen cabinets were ripped out of the wall.
KC Pet Project responded to the scene of the dog's abuse and transported the injured animal to Blue Pearl Emergency Animal Hospital for treatment.
The animal abuses charges were filed in April 2023. An arrest warrant was signed June 22, 2023. The following day, Jackson was involved in a fatal shooting near 10th and Locust in Downtown Kansas City. Jackson faces charges of Murder 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action in that case and is being held without bond.
For more information, contact:
Michael Mansur, Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile : (816) 674-3954
*Charges are only accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or pleads guilty.