GASTON COUNTY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - A Gaston County woman is behind bars after she was accused of violently attacking a dog.
Only FOX 46 was in the courtroom Thursday afternoon as the suspect, Laquesha Mcinnis, made her first appearance.
She reportedly stabbed a pit bull twice while he was in a cage.
“[The] allegations are certainly serious and disturbing-- that she did maliciously torture an animal," a Gaston County prosecutor said.
Mcinnis appeared courtroom via video conference. She's still locked up, charged with animal cruelty.
Court documents say she stabbed the male pit bull once in the face and once in the abdomen, all while he was defenseless, locked in the cage.
Cramerton police were called sometime Wednesday evening and they arrested Mcinnis. She was booked in the Gaston County Jail under a $3,500.
The judge would not change Mcinnis' bond on Thursday. She will remain in jail until either her next court date on March 12, or her bond is posted.