KINSTON, LENOIR COUNTY -

A woman is facing DWI and abuse charges for allegedly tying a dog to her vehicle and dragging the animal, causing severe injuries.

At about 1:06 a.m. Saturday, Kinston Police noticed blood near an SUV outside the Lunch Box convenience store, investigators said. The scene is at 523 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Witnesses told police they saw 26-year-old Jennifer Marie Wilson, of Kinston, dragging a small dog attached to the bumper of her vehicle. Investigators said the pit bull mix, Gracie, was severely injured and was turned over to the Lenoir County SPCA, where its wounds were treated.

(CLICK HERE to view photos of the dog's injuries. WARNING: GRAPHIC)

Wilson has been charged with felony cruelty to animals and DWI. She was being held in the Lenoir County Jail under a $15,000 bond.