Woman in prison after bail refused
A WOMAN who was brought to Monday’s sitting of the Proserpine Magistrate’s Court in police custody has been sent to the Townsville Women’s Prison until her hearing date of December 5.
Sharon Carrington begged magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist to grant her bail but the application was ultimately refused.
Carrington has been charged with two counts of contravening a probation order, three of obstructing police, two of trespassing and one count of stealing.
She told the court she intended to plead not guilty to the charges, despite the fact that the contraventions of probation relate to offences she already pleaded guilty to in June.
Duty lawyer Sherrie Meade made an application for bail but police prosecutor Elizabeth Cassells said this was opposed.
Carrington then spoke for herself, promising to comply with probation and saying “I am putting my hand on my heart”.
Mr Stjernqvist said Carrington had demonstrated “extreme resistance” to her probation order and was extremely dismissive of her offending.
He ruled that she was an unacceptable risk of committing further offences and bail was refused.
A tearful Carrington was led from the court under police guard.