Burglary accused on the run from police for eight months – Australia News


A NINDAROO woman who faces 21 charges – including assaults and break and enters – had been on the run from Mackay police for eight months.

Ebony May Blage was finally arrested on Monday when police spotted her driving a defective vehicle at Grasstree Beach and pulled her over, a court was told.

They noticed there was a warrant outstanding for the 23-year-old’s arrest and subsequently apprehended her, allegedly finding a pipe in the process.

Blage faced Mackay Magistrates Court from the dock on Tuesday, after spending the night in Mackay Watch-house.

She pleaded guilty to failing to appear for court twice, and court documents showed she hadn’t entered pleas to 19 additional charges.

Her defence solicitor David Strutynski, of Strutynski Law, applied for bail and said Blage would live at her mum’s house in Mirani and abide by strict conditions.

But Senior Constable Duncan Erskine said bail was opposed, partially because Blage had repeatedly failed to appear for court in the past.

He said there was a warrant issued for Blage’s arrest in November last year, and that she was on bail when she committed some of the offences, such as assault occasioning bodily harm, in 2016

Mr Strutynski told the court his client had been entangled in a troublesome relationship with an older man – a co-accused in some charges – and had distanced herself since.

The lawyer added Blage was scared of going to prison, which influenced her decision to skip court.

Mr Strutynski said Blage instructed him she had quit using drugs such as methamphetamines (ice) and marijuana.

But Snr Const Erskine told the court Blage had admitted to using a “crackpipe”, found by police during the traffic stop, about a week…

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