Woman accused of dragging dog with truck arrested after missing court

Woman accused of dragging dog with truck arrested after missing court

Credit: Bexar County Sheriff's Office

Woman accused of dragging dog with truck arrested after missing court

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by KENS 5 staff

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 8:37 PM

 SAN ANTONIO -- Police arrested a San Antonio woman Friday after she failed to show up to her animal cruelty trial. 

Herlinda Trigo, 44, is charged with cruelty to non-livestock animals with a deadly weapon, after witnesses told police Trigo dragged her dog with a pickup truck until he died last June.

When police caught up to Trigo on the west side, near General McMullen Drive and Ceralvo Street, she admitted to officers that she had dumped the dog's body after the rope snapped its neck.

Trigo was arrested and released shortly after posting $10,000 bond.

Now, seven months later, Trigo was taken into custody, again, around 4 a.m., after she failed to report to her court date.

A judge is expected to sentence Trigo at her next court appearance. The animal cruelty charge carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison since Trigo had a previous felony drug conviction.

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