LINCOLN — A judge is fining a northern Maine man $1,000 for keeping a dangerous dog that mauled and nearly killed a woman last fall as she was taking a stroll.

Prosecutors today presented their case in Lincoln District Court against 28-year-old Adam Bemis of LaGrange, whose bulldog mix attacked Karen Stewart of Prentiss Township while she was visiting a friend who lived nearby. Stewart was bitten more than 20 times and had to have her right arm amputated.

Judge Kevin Stitham ordered Bemis to pay a $1,000 fine, the maximum allowed for the civil charge. He also ordered that Bemis permanently tattoo and install identifying microchips in any dogs he might have in the future and confine them to locked and secured areas.

The Bangor Daily News says Bemis didn’t show up at today’s hearing. Prosecutors said his phone was disconnected.