- Associated Press - Thursday, September 3, 2015

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) - A Burlington woman has been sent to jail after she refused to complete the paperwork for a probation sentence on an assault charge.,

The Times-News of Burlington reported (https://bit.ly/1O0edXh ) that 54-year-old Falecia Richmond McMaster was convicted of assaulting a police officer last year as he tried to escort her from a courtroom.

During her sentencing on Wednesday, she refused to sign the paperwork for a probation sentence in the assault case.

That prompted Superior Court Judge R. Allen Baddour to find her in contempt of court and sentence her to 30 days in jail.

Defense attorney Jeff Connolly said McCaster often fails to act in her best interest.

The judge said McCaster can be released from jail when she accepts the terms of the probation in the original case.


Information from: Times-News, https://www.thetimesnews.com

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