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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

MOORHEAD, Minn. – The ex-girlfriend of former football star O.J. Simpson has failed to report to jail as ordered by a Clay County judge on Friday to begin serving a 34-day sentence on a burglary and drug possession conviction.


Judge Steven Cahill denied a request by Christie Prody, 38, at her Friday sentencing in Clay County court to have until the weekend was over before reporting to jail because her mother had to work and she had no one to care for her 2-year-old daughter.

Cahill denied the request and ordered Prody to report to the Clay County Jail by 7 p.m. last Friday to begin serving a 45-day sentence on second-degree burglary and fifth-degree possession of drugs, both felonies. Prody was given credit for 11 days already served, as well as 10 years of probation.

Prody pleaded guilty in May after being accused in April 2012 of breaking into a Moorhead couple’s home to steal drugs. Court documents say Prody worked for the couple for several months as an in-home care assistant.

Clay County jail officials confirmed Monday morning that Prody was not in their custody.

Lt. Chad Hagen, in the Warrants Division of the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, said he expected a warrant to be issued for Prody’s arrest.