Faked text message threats from ex-boyfriend lands Crowley woman in jail
POSTED: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 4:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 4:04pm
Acadia Parish, La — A Crowley woman who was believed to be the victim of stalking has been arrested as the result of complaints which she had filed.
Trudy Miller, 34, of Crowley has been arrested and charged with a felony.
Miller filed 5 complaints with Crowley Police regarding her estranged boyfriend making threats to commit bodily harm to her via text messaging. Charges were filed against Miller’s boyfriend, however after his repeated claims that he did not possess the cell phone utilized with this complaint officers furthered the investigation.
“Things were not adding up after speaking with representatives of Miller’s estranged boyfriend. Our officers furthered the investigation and discovered that Miller was in possession of the cellular phone being used to send her the threatening text messages. We also revealed that that over 30 threatening text messages received on Miller’s phone had in fact been sent to Miller’s phone by Miller herself. The phone in question has been in the possession of Miller since the separation, though Miller originally claimed that her estranged boyfriend refused to return it,” stated Chief KP Gibson.
The motive behind the false complaints: custody. Miller and her estranged boyfriend are scheduled for a custody hearing soon for their two children. Miller wanted full custody, thus her plotting to have her estranged boyfriend charged criminally. With criminal charges pending for stalking, Miller thought she would get full custody.
Miller has been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail for one count of False Swearing for Violation of Health or Safety, which is a felony.
“I am glad this case was worked out as an innocent person has been cleared of false accusations” stated Chief Gibson.