A Casper woman was sentenced to seven days in jail Thursday after reportedly offering an unsolicited sexual favor and refusing to leave a man’s car.
Police received the initial call Tuesday night. The male caller appeared to be speaking in code, but the dispatcher understood that there was an unknown, uninvited female in his car, whom he had no idea what to do with.
The male caller and a friend eventually drove the apparently drug-influenced and heavily intoxicated woman to jail and requested help from the police. The woman was later identified as 40-year-old Roxanna Malone.
The caller told police he and his friend were working on a car on North Lennox Street when they heard a man and woman arguing and then a woman screaming. The two men checked around the corner and saw a man drive off. Upon returning to their work, the man who would later call police noticed a woman sitting in his personal car.
The two men approached Malone, who informed them she needed a ride home. But when they drove her to her purported address on North Wolcott Street, Malone braced herself against the seat and refused to leave.
She then allegedly offered the driver oral sex in exchange for $20, which the man declined. The men told police they didn’t want to get the woman in trouble, but “didn’t know what to do.”
Malone told police the man had offered to buy her a soda, which was why she got in the car.
Police say Malone initially gave them her sister’s name before admitting her true identity. An officer attempted to read Malone her Miranda rights, but Malone was “passed out in the jail cell and refused to wake up or acknowledge” the officer.
Malone appeared in Natrona County Circuit Court on Thursday and was charged with prostitution and interference with a peace officer.
She told Judge Michael Huber she got “really drunk and stupid,” but denied offering sexual favors for money. Malone said she had recently been living at the Rescue Mission.
Malone pleaded guilty to both misdemeanor charges, and Assistant District Attorney Joshua Stensaas requested the defendant only be sentenced to time served. He did not ask for a fine, as Malone would have no way of paying it.
Huber instead opted for a slightly harsher penalty for the defendant’s own good.
He sentenced Malone to seven days in jail, noting that her actions led him to believe it would take that long for her to sober up. She will receive credit for two days of time served.
“Use this as a chance to get clean and sober,” he said. “Use this as an opportunity to help yourself.”
Malone is scheduled to be released Tuesday.