TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- A 64-year-old woman was in her pajamas when deputies arrived. A few hours later, Lydia Bell was in handcuffs at a jail.
Her offense? Missing jury duty in Traverse City two years ago. Bell was shocked by the arrest: She wasn't living in Michigan when a jury summons was sent by mail.
Bell explained it to a Grand Traverse County judge on April 7. Judge Philip Rodgers still ordered her to pay $50.
Bell says the experience still stings. She tells The Associated Press she felt "humiliated."
She moved to Oregon from Grand Traverse County in 2011 but says the jury notice wasn't forwarded. Bell now lives in De Witt, near Lansing.
County Clerk Bonnie Scheele says members of a jury pool must notify the court if they move.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.