A woman convicted in a dog-dragging case was arrested early Friday morning.
An arrest warrant for Herlinda Trigo, 45, was issued after she failed to show up in court for her trial.
She claimed that the dog’s extended leash had become tangled on the bumper of Trigo’s truck as she left home on the afternoon of June 27, 2012.
Prosecutors reminded the jury that several motorists testified that they tried to alert Trigo that she was dragging the dog as she drove down 36th Street.
Despite her absence, a jury on Wednesday still found her guilty of cruelty to non-livestock animals.
When Trigo failed to show up last week as testimony in her trial began, Judge Angus McGinty issued a warrant for her arrest and set her bond at $100,000.
Now that she's been arrested, McGinty will set a sentencing date.
Trigo is facing a punishment ranging from two to 20 years in prison, as well a fine and perhaps contempt-of-court charges for not showing up for her trial.