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Owner of monkey accused of biting a Home Depot worker arrested out of state

Posted: 3:05 PM, Jul 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-16 22:30:32Z

The Okeechobee  County woman whose monkey is accused of attacking a Home Depot employee has been arrested out of state.

Tina Ballard moved to North Carolina because she believed FWC would take her monkey. She was there caring for her mother.

The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office issued a warrant after Ballard failed to show up for a bond hearing.

She was arrested by police in North Carolina and will be brought back to Florida.