Woman in jail after false name raises police suspicion

IF you're going to give a false name to police, you should at least learn how to spell the name.

Police patrolling Newtown on October 25 had recognised Melinda Scott in a park on Allenby St about 4.30pm

Realising she was wanted on a warrant, police approached the 39-year-old who gave her name as "Kylie Sullivan".

However, when she had trouble spelling either name, police arrested her though she maintained that was her true name.

About to be led to the police car, Scott dropped her bag, kicked off her shoes and did a runner.

Caught after a short foot chase, she then struggled with police and kicked out at an officer while being led to the police car.

Having missed with her kicks, Scott dug her fingernails into the officer's hand, Toowoomba Magistrates Court heard.

Insider her discard bag police found used syringe and needles, the court heard.

On parole at the time, she was taken into custody where she remained before pleading guilty to all charges before the court on Friday.

Magistrate Bruce Schemioneck said Scott had squandered opportunities of fines, probation and suspended sentences in the past and sentenced her to three months jail but ordered she be released on parole on December 21.

Topics:  court toowoomba

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