Detective R.M. Brown of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said the 1-year-old pit bull was left in a car for about three hours in the courthouse parking lot Tuesday.
Brown located the owner of the vehicle, who was there for court, and had him take the animal out of the vehicle.
Chief Deputy Scott Hall said in a statement Brown contacted animal control, which took possession of the dog.
Brown arrested and charged Laronta Sutton, 27, of Grifton.
He received a $500 bond and April 19 court date.