The Weekly Vice) - Trudy Miller, a 34-year-old Louisiana woman, was jailed Tuesday after she allegedly sent threatening messages to herself in an attempt to gain sole custody of a child she shares with her estranged boyfriend.
According to Crowley Police, an investigation was launched after Miller filed 5 complaints with the department stating that she was being threatened and harassed by her estranged boyfriend.
Investigators say Crowley showed them text messages on her cell phone that she claimed came from her boyfriend's cell phone. The messages were increasingly hostile and threatened bodily harm to her.
When officers spoke with Miller's estranged boyfriend, he repeatedly insisted that he didn't send the messages and no longer owned the phone that was used to send them.
Detectives investigated further and found that Miller was in possession of the phone in question. The boyfriend had left the phone with Miller when the couple broke up.
"We also revealed that over 30 threatening text messages received on Miller's phone had been in fact sent to Miller's phone by Miller," said Crowley Police Chief, K.P. Gibson.
"With criminal charges pending for stalking, Miller thought she would get full custody (of the couple's child)," said Gibson.
Miller was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail and charged with a felony count of false swearing for violation of health or safety (filing a false police report).
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January 10, 2013
Posted by Danny Vice at 10:57:00 PM
Trudy Miller - Charged With Sending Her Self Threatening Messages, Blaming Estranged Boyfriend