Don Harwood, the Rapid Valley man convicted of abusing nine horses, is now a wanted man.
An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for the 51-year-old man who was ordered to turn himself in at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Pennington County Jail to begin serving a five-year jail sentence.
Harwood also has two failure to comply with sentence warrants for driving under revocation and a warrant related to failing to pay child support.
Harwood and his wife, Terri Harwood, were convicted of nine counts of inhumane treatment of an animal after a jury trial in August.
Terri Harwood was sentenced to one year in jail and eight years probation. Her husband's sentence also included four years of probation at the end of his jail term. Neither, however, attended the sentencing hearing Wednesday.
At the sentencing, Don Harwood's attorney, Robbie Rohl, told Magistrate Judge Shawn Pahlke that he had advised his client, Don Harwood, to not attend the hearing, citing his "heated, spirited personality."
A warrant was not issued for Terri Harwood, who had until 4 p.m. Wednesday to report to Court Services. Pahlke did authorize electronic monitoring for Terri Harwood, which would allow her to continue working and living at home.
Anyone with information on Don Harwood's location is asked to contact the Pennington County Sheriff's Office at 394-2151.