Bexar County woman charged in dog dragging case

Herlinda Trigo, 44, allegedly tied dog to bumper of truck

Published On: Aug 30 2012 04:11:51 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 28 2012 05:19:46 PM CDT
Herlinda Trigo
SAN ANTONIO -

A Bexar County woman was charged in an animal cruelty case after investigators said she tied her dog to the back of her moving truck.

On June 27, Herlinda Trigo, 44, tied a live dog to the bumper of a pick-up truck and dragged the dog down the street, according to the District Attorney's Office.

A witness followed the truck and identified Trigo as the person who was driving the vehicle.

Officers were dispatched and located the truck at General McMullen and Ceralvo.

Trigo was detained and further investigation led police to a location at Furtuna and 36th Street where the deceased dog had been discarded Trigo allegedly dumped the dog's body once she realized she was being followed.

Based on a prior Bexar County animal cruelty case, a deadly weapon allegation is included in the indictment against Trigo because it's alleged she used the vehicle as a deadly weapon.

Trigo has been previously arrested on drug charges.

She faces up to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. Trigo is currently free on a $20,000 bond.

A trial date has not been set.