Breach of bail conditions lands woman back before magistrate
FIVE days after she was granted bail, Tracey Nadine Hart appeared before the Mackay Magistrates Court for breaching that order.
Hart, who was initially charged over the alleged kidnapping and torture of a 40-year-old South Mackay woman, yelled with joy after she was granted bail on Wednesday last week.
But on Monday police intercepted Hart flouting her strict bail conditions by being outside her residence after 6pm.
Prosecutor Michael Ball objected to Hart being granted bail, saying she had four failure-to-appear offences on her history.
He said Hart had been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm, deprivation of liberty, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, torture and robbery.
The offences were very "serious", Mr Ball said.
Defence solicitor Dave Ritchie said his client had blood poisoning and it had caused her to fall asleep in her car after she stopped because of heavy rain. Mr Ritchie said it wasn't a "willed act".
Magistrate Ross Risson told the court a statement from police said Hart seemed to be suffering from a neurological of physical impairment when she was intercepted.
Mr Risson said the statement supported Mr Ritchie's explanation of blood poisoning. He granted Hart bail and adjourned the matter until April 11.
Hart put her head in her hands and looked upward with a smile when she was granted bail.
It is alleged that between January 13-16 the South Mackay woman had her hands bound and was drugged and placed in the boot of a car.