Ambos need police guard to treat violent woman, court told
PARAMEDICS won't visit a South Mackay woman's home without a police guard because the volatile 47-year-old has repeatedly turned on those helping her.
Jodie Maree Lawson from South Mackay has been jailed after her latest violent outburst, in which she kicked a female paramedic.
Lawson was previously convicted of threatened paramedics with a machete and throwing a glass at cop, which shattered and sent shards flying at a paramedic's face.
Fronting Mackay Magistrates Court on December 22 with a walking frame, Lawson pleaded guilty to seriously assaulting a person performing a lawful duty, public nuisance, possessing marijuana, and two counts of breaching bail.
While she was being taken to Mackay Base Hospital for treatment of a laceration, Lawson kicked out from a stretcher, connecting with the wrist of a female paramedic and causing pain to a pre-existing injury.
Police officers on scene took Lawson to hospital in handcuffs, while she continued to lash out.
Magistrate Ron Muirhead also heard Lawson verbally abused a schoolgirl waiting at bus stop.
The tirade included Lawson yelling at the girl to "shove some caramel up your c---".
The bail breaches involved alcohol consumption, which was not allowed as per Lawson's bail conditions.
When Lawson was taken to Mackay Watch-house, they found a small amount of marijuana.
Defence solicitor Erin Beer, of Legal Aid Queensland, said Lawson suffered "complex mental and physiological issues".
Ms Beer said the nuisance offence arose from a dispute between Lawson and her neighbours.
Lawson, who breached an outstanding suspended sentence, was sentenced to nine months jail, with parole release on March 20.