A Madera woman has been arrested by the Madera Police Department last Thursday, March 26, according to the Madera County Department of Corrections. Melinda Davis, 50, was brought in on two counts of unlawful camping, one count of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or co-habitant (domestic violence), assault with a deadly weapon, threatening crime with intent to terrorize, and obstructing or interfering with an officer. Davis was booked at 2:45 in the afternoon.
According to sources, Davis is currently unemployed, and her listed address appears to be a vacant lot. It was not specified in the report if she was camping on this lot, or at another location.
This was not her first brush with the law. Sources show she was arrested in 2010 for prostitution, providing false identification to an officer, and a parole violation. She was arrested again in 2012 for domestic abuse, vandalism, probation violations, and post release community supervision violations. In April of 2013 she was charged with interfering with a business customer. Further details of those incidents were not available.
Bail has been set at $90,000.