Past mistakes

a young mom and wife faces prison time.

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Part one 

The arest

Julie was 26 years old. She had long brown hair. She was five six. She was maried with a two year son. Her husbend was a pastor of an independent fundinental Baptist church. Julie was a stay at home mom and homemaker. She had worked before she was maried. She was qiet and reserve. She was known for being sweet,kind and compassionate. 

She mostly stayed at home. She wanted to be a keeper at home. She also fulfiled a cerimonial first lady like role. She loved decorations and decorating.   She wanted to have a ministry to ladies in the church. She wanted all lades in the church from young girls to teens to younf adults al the way to grandmothers.  She wanted all lades to be ministered to. 

She was beloved in the church. She was known for a sweet and godly sprit. She was a servent. She was known for being self sacrificing.  She put the needs of others before herself. 

She taught a children Sunday school. She was in charge of staffing the nursery.  She was involved in a young moms group and a group for single lades as well. Her ladies sleep over night was always a hit eccept with her husbend. He hid in the gerage. She made sure he was well fed. 

She was known for her sense of humor.  She was usualy reserve. Every once and a while she would burst out in laughter. Everyone loved when she laughs.  

No one would suspect that she had a warent out for her arest in another sate. She had grown up over the years. She had matured. She had been saved. She was transformed by the holy sprit. She was now a different person.  Her past was bound to catch up with her. Now it had. 

The day of her arest had begun like any other day. She woke up grogy at first. Her husbend was in thw shower.  She laid in bed until she heard her son Jeremiah or jay string.  She put on a robe and picked him up. She changed him. She made breakfast. It was ready when he was. After spending time with her, rob her husbend gave her and jay a hug and a kiss. He headed to the church. 

She did some house work. She played with her son. The young mom group came over. She had a great time with them. Dave came home for lunch. He went back to the church. 

She was taking a nap with her son. She was just about asleep when she heard a knock on the door. She picked up her son and put him in the crib. She wore a pink tank top and gray skirt. “I am coming.  ” she said. 

She opened the door.  It was the police.  “Are you remington douglis?” the officer asked. “I am remington corners but my maiden name is Douglas.  ” she said. 

“I am officer parker and this is officer ross with local police. This is detective Rayner with Morrison police department.  He is requesting you be extradited. He has a warent for your arrest.  ” he said.

“My baby boy is hear. Please dont leave him alone. ” she pleaded.  She waa alowed to put flip flips on. Officer Parker was a dad and picked up the boy. He talked to him like a dad to a todler. 

Detective raymer wanted her taken and processed now.  The local officers would not leave until a case worker from the sate department of health and human service arived. The detective perfered the case worker meet them at the station. The officers incisted they wait.

Whwn Brady from dhs arived, he took custody of the child. She kissed her son.  She was led away. 

Part two past catching up

She was taken to the police station.  She was serched. She was finger printed.  Her mug schot was taken. She had to remove her cloths in front of s female officer. She took off her blouse. Then her skirt. Then her half slip ,bra and panties.  She was put in an orange jump suit.  She almost bever wear pants so this was odd. She put on prison issue sandles. She waa shackled again.  She was transfered to county jail. 

The charges stemed from four years ago. She was a different person then. She got in with the wrong crowd. She smoked, drank and did drugs.  She had been promiscuous.  She never broke the law before the imcident that got her in hot water. Her friends had. 

She did not care back then. She liked to hang out with the wrong crowd. She liked bad boys. One day she ans her boyfriend at the time were driving in her car. She waa driving. He wanted to stop and get a soda. That was what she told her. She was nieve and complied with his request. 

He robed the place at gun pount. No one was hurt. He got quite a bit of cash and a litle but of murchindise. She suspected but she did not want to know. 

When she saw it on the news the next day she bolted. She never turned back. She was scared straght as it were.  She drove and drove until she reached the sate she was now. She got sobered up and got a job. She took clases 

She went to church at first as a penance of sorts.  She eventualy got saved. Dave had been a bible college graduate traning for the ministry. They dated and he perposed marriage.  They maried and then he was called as a pastor at a nearby church. 

She beleved she had moved past it. Her past had caught up with her. She was taken to county jail. She was given a medical exam. Her pulse was taken. Her heart was checked. They took other sats. She was required to take a pregnancy test.

“Do you know your pregnant?” a nurse asked.  “I am late for my perioud. It kind of sliped my mind” she said. Now that jay was two, dave and her had considered trying for another child. They both wanted a girl.  This was not a good time for it.

Even though she did not know troy’s intentions,she waa guilty.  She drove the get away car. She figured she would be doing some jail time. She hoped her entire pregnancy would not be behind bars. 

She was sent to a pregnancy ward.she was housed with other prehnent girls. One was 18, one was 37. The rest were in 20s or thirties.  The bed was not luxurious but it was sleepable.

Dave was in his office when the phone rang. “Hello is this pastor dave corners?” the vioce on the orher end of the phone said. “Yes this is he!” dave answered. “This is brody ryain with sate department of health and human services divison of children and families. Your wife was arrested for crimes committed in another sate a few years back.  I took custody of your son. I am ready to return him to your custody. ” he said. 

Dave was stuned. He went to the police station and he picked him uo. She was aranged the next day. Bail was denied pending extradition hearing.  He was alowed to see him.

“Hey dave. I do kinda hot in the prison garb dont i?” he asked.  “Orange is a good coller on you. ” he said. “I am so sory. I never want to embarris you or undernine your ministry.  “She said.  “Rem i love you.  Whatever happened in the past is in the past.  It is forgiven. I will stand behind you no matter what. ” he assued her . 

“Thank you. There is something else i need to tell you. I am pregnant.  I juat found out during the intake exam.” she said. He was happy but wished it was not under these circumstances.

She did not fight extradition.she was transfered to sate where the crime occurred. He took a leave of absence from the church to deal with the situation.  

He visited Her in the jail frequently.  “They offered me six mouths with credit for time served.  I would be in a medical unit for pregnant inmates.  I told them i would have an answer tomorrow.  I want to acept it. I will be out about a mouth before the baby is born” she said.

He knew she was right. He did not want her to have to be incarcerated.  He agreed. The next day she accepted the deal. She was formerly sentenced a week later.

Part three the sentence

She was tranfered to a sate prison. She was put in a blue t shirt and shorts. She was in a pregnentcy wing of the medical ward. She was housed with short term pregnant inmates.  

He resumed his duties at the church. He came up once a week to visit her. He was able to bring his son. 

It was hard.she got big. Her belly got big. She got morning sickness,moof swings fatigue all while in the slamer. The food was a littlr beter there. She tried to keep a good attude. 

The other inmates were non violent offenders. They were nice. She got along with them. She never felt in danger. The gaurds treated her fine. She was a model prisoner. 

Epilogue 

It was a long six mouths.  It was uncomfortable at times. Her cell witch was a large room with six orrher pregnant inmates got hot. There was no air conditoning or fan. There was one open toilet. She had to go half naked or she would roast. 

She felt uncomfortable.  She was so happy that her term was up. He pucked her up and drove her home. She laid low and rested. She gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

They moved passed it. It was just one event in there lives.  The church understood.  When baby gracie was older they would tell her about it. 

The end 

Notes 

No resech was done. This is a work of fiction and fantasy. 

Mistaken identity 

a house wife is mistaken for a figitive.

They say everyone has a twin. That is one of those statements that can be proven or disproven. I have no idea where it came from. There are always people who look like someone else. Your at the grocery store and you see someone you recognize. You go over and its not that person. 

I have been on the giving and receving end. I have had people come up to me. They Start a conversation only to reaoize i am not who they thought i was. 

Usualy it is momentary gaff. You laugh about it then move on. No harm no fowel. Then there are times when a case of mistaken identity has more lasting consequences. I had one of those. 

My mom had not planed me. She was at a concert and hooked up with a guy. She got pregnent with me. She decided to keep me. She never knew my dad’s name.  She knew nothing about him. She made no real atempt to find him. 

My mom and i lived in an apartment complex for low income family. She worked some part time jobs. She was not an amazing worker but she was not horible.

As a child i could be a handful but nothing too serious. I was just energetic. I was not a great student but i passed. My mom named me zoe .she needed a name. She saw thetheme zoe and went with it. I have no middle name.  I was zoe stevens. My mom wanted my legal name to be Zoe.  I had to have a last nane. So she gave me her last name.   

I did not plan to go to colege. I did the bare minimum to graduate from high school. I went and got a job. I was doing what my mom did. 

I became friends with a girl at work. She wore dreses or skirts all the time. She kept to herself.we hit it off despite our differences.  Katherine invited me to church. I decided why not. 

I felt out of place there. I wore jeens and a t shirt. They all welcomed me. Katherine made sure i was welcomed. I kept going. I answered an alter call after several months of attending. I grew in my faith. 

I decided to go to a Baptist colege. I took the one year program. I wanted to get to know the bible more and get exposure to ministry and be around Christians my age. While there i met Matthew.  

He was a senior. We met at a prayer group. The school set up prayer groups for students.  We hit it off. He was a multi generational christian. At least three generations were involve in some kind of full time Christian service. 

We went from acquaintance to friend.  He seemed to have a romantic interest.  She was like him. He and i had a spark. I adored him. I had a crush on him but i never thought it would happen. 

He shocked me by asking me to the end of year seniors banquet.  I said yes. I thought mayby i was a runer up. Stacy said no so zo will do. I learned that that was not the case. He realy liked me. After that i never left his side. 

We hung out the rest of the school year. He asked me if i wanted to be his girlfriend oficialy. I said yes. After he graduated and i conpleted my studies, i worked for a bit. He prepared for ministry.  

We got married.  He was called to pastor near wherehe grew up.  I got pregnent . i had a boy. I was a stay at home mom and pastor’s wife. I was busy home making and being involved in ladies ministry oficialy and unofficially.  

That beings me to the main story. The case of mistaken identity.  It was christmast eve eve.  We had put my boy to bed.  He was 13 mounths old as this point. I got undressed and put on a nightie. My husbend wore shorts to bed. 

We just hung out.  We Usualy cuddled and talked until one of us or both of us were almost asleep.  Matty turned off the light. I was just about asleep. Then everything changed.  

There was a knock at the door.  Who was hear at this hour? I thought. Matty told me to stay in bed.  He went downstairs and went to the door. “Hello.” he said “this is the police ” was the response. 

He opened the door. “Is there a young lady who lives with you? Five foot five dirty blond 135 lbs?” the officer asked. “That sounds like my wife. Whats this about?” he asked.  “We need to speak to her?” another officer said 

This officer was wearing plan cloths. He wore a suit and tie. Matt guessed that he was probably a detective. “I will get her” he said.  He invited them inside. There was five officers. Two wearing plain cloths. The rest were wearing uniforms.  

Matt went upstairs.  “Hunie the police want to talk to you.” he said. I had no idea why. I had never broken the law. I had no idea what this was about.i went downstairs.  I held his hand. 

“Are you elsa Collins? ” the detective asked. “Im zoe peaters. ” i answered. “A women named elsa peaters is wanted for murder in riverside iowa ” the detective said. He showed me her picture. She did look like me. 

“I have never been to iowa.” i said.  The muder accured four years ago. Apparently someone who lived in riverside at the time of the murder thought i looked like her.  She called the iowa sate police. Iowa police sent the detective who investigated the murder back then. 

“It is the day before Christmas eve. I don’t want you attempting to esape ” the detective said.” i am afraid i have to place you under arest on suspicion of being a fugitive from justice. ” the local detective said. 

Court was not in seison until after Christmas.  I would be spending the holidays in jail. “Look can at least kiss my son? ” i asksd.

They let me go into his room. I hugged him and kissed him. An officer was with me the whole time. They let me put on shoes and a coat. They put me in handcuffs.  I was taken to the cop car. 

I was taken to the police station. I had to go though a strip search. I removed my shoes. Then i took off my coat. A female officer looked it over. I had to remove the nightie. I was not wearing a bra. I removed my panties.  The officer did a rectal exam. 

I was finger printed.  There was a mug shot. The officers were going to have me stay the night in lockup. It was late. I was exhausted.  The detective from iowa insisted that i be taken to county lockup. The detective threatened to employ nuclear options unless they agreed. 

I had to change into a prison issue orange jumpsuit. I was taken by prison buss to a county jail. I had to go over processing again.i had to be examined by prison doctors. I was beyond tired at this point. 

“Do you know your pregnant? ” the doctor asked.  “No i did not. Are you sure? ” i asked. I was five weeks along.  Great i was heading to the big house in iowa and i have have a bun in the oven. 

I made it a cell. I colapsed. I was stuck there until at least after the holiday. The next day i had to go though a line up. The person id me as the person they saw fleing the crime scene on the night of the murder. 

I got to call maty. I told him to let ben open his present but he insisted on waiting.  We planed on going to see his family for Christmas.  He called and explained that we were not able to make it seing that i was in the hoosegow. My husband had to explain that it was a mixup. 

Christmas was long and boring. We got to eat what resembled turkey. It was realy weird looking and tasting.  Finally the nexy day i had a court appearance.  

I got to see matt. “Man! You do look realy sexy in that jump suit?” he remarked.”realy matty. ” i said. “Look zo i know your innocent.  This will clear itself up. ” he said.

“Matty. I have news. I am pregnant! ” i said.  “Oh wow. ” he said.”will you come to iowa if i amIextradited? ” she asked.”i will leave for Iowa when you are transported. I wont leave your side.  Where you go i go. I wont leave iowa until i can bring you with me. “He assured me. 

I was not aranged. This was simply a hearing to produce me. I was sent back to lockup.  The next day i was brought to the wardens office.

“Your fingerprints dont match the fingerprints of the accused. Your not elsa Collins.  We can account for your whereabouts in this sate at the time of the incident.  River side pd is rescinding there extradition request.  ” he said.

Matt picked me up. We went home. We had Christmas with ben. We went to see his fokes later on. 

The post incarceration was anazing. I wish i could have kept the jump suit. I kinda enjoyed experiencing prison brefly. I have a cool story.

I gave birth to a healthy baby girl.  We named her josie daniele. Her name came from Joseph and daniel. Both bible character’s who God bless in spite of persecution.  

The church was understanding.  They knew i had not done anything wrong.  I had got pass this incident. 

The end

I did not reserch prison or extradition. I may have goten things wrong.  

House arest

A wife’s past comes back to haunt her.

Mandy was a young wife and mom.her husband was a baptist pastor. She was a house wife. Her daughter was two. She was sweet and kind. She was well liked in the church.

She was not always like this. She was a very different person a few years erlier. She used to like to hang out with the bad boys. Each of her boyfriend’s were worse then the previous. 

One day her boyfriend who lost his drivers lisence due to a d.u.i asked her to drive him to a convenient store.he clamed he wanted to pick up a few things at the store. That was a lie.his real plan was to rob the store. 

She did not know that he had a gun. He went in. He waited until all of the other customers had left. He tried to hold up the store.  He got away with cash. She drove the get away car. 

She did not know until she saw the robery on the news. It scared her straight as it were.  

She started going to church. She cleaned up her life. Eventualy she met the new young pastor. They eventualy datted and got maried. 

Her old boyfriend continued his life if crime. He was arested for murder of another convenient store worker. In order to get a reduced sentence, she outed co conspirators in his crime. One of those was mandy. He put the absolute worse spun of her. Acording to him, she was a wiling participant who was involved in every aspect of the crime.  That was a lie. 

One day mandy had some ladies in the church over for diner,prayer ans unofficial bible study. She had put her daughter down for a nap.the police knocked on the door. She was wearing a blue shirt, denim skirt and barefoot.  She opened the door. 

“Mandy wevor?” the officer asked. “Its mandy lassiter now but yes i was mandy wevor. ” she answered.  The orther ladies had no idea what this was about. “Your under arest for driving getaway car in a robery. “The officer said. 

She was alowed to put her sandles on.she asked the women to get a hold of her husband who was at the church and to watch the baby. She was put in handcufs. 

She was processed and put in an orange jump suit.she waa brough to a cell. She should have known that her past would catch up with her. 

Pastor ken lassiter was in his study when he got the call. He was working on his surmon for the mid week service when the phone rang. “Vilage baptist church. This is pastor ken.”he said. “This is lori . Pastor,  Mandy has been arrested.  ” she said .

In the course of the investigation,the evidence seemed to lend credence to the fact that she did not know that he was going to rob the bank. There was no evidence she reaped any banefit from the theft.  

She was brought in to the office of the district attorney.  Kevin was with her as was her lawer. Her lawer was a church member and truste and a friend of the family.  “You did drive the get away car. You did conceil evidence of the theft.  You are a house wife a mom. I unserstand your three mounths pregnent?” the d.a said.

“Yes that is correct. ” she said. “If you plead gulty to driving the get away car,  i will agree to one year houae arest. You will have an ancle monitor. You will have to meet with a probation officer and have to submit to sobriety and drug testing.  “The d.a said.”i can agree to that. “She said. “I hoped you would.”the d.a said.

She had to apear in court. She wS formerly sentenced.  She had some paper work to feel out. She was driven home by cop car.  She had to be cuffed on her ride home. She was taken home. 

She wore a pink blouse and black skirt and dress shoes.  The ancle bracelet was put on her leg. The police officer went over rules. She had to sign several more documents.then they left. 

“So your wife is a convicted criminal. You stil love me? “She asked.he huged her.”you realy have to ask sweet heart? ” he asked. “I just needed to make sure?” she said 

“Lets go up stairs!” he sugested. “Are you tired or did you have something else in mind?” he asked.  “Come up stairs with me and lets find out!” he suggested.  “You got it.” she asked.

They went upstairs.  They went to the bed room. “You being arested makes me extremely horney!” he admitted. She was shocked by that. “Are you serious? ” she asked. “I am. I find the whole thing makes me sexually charged.  That amd the fact that you pregnent.  Pregnent and criminal. Wow! I want you! ” he said.

“In that case gaurd take your prisonor. Its time to revish me!” she said.  He pulled of her shirt. She went for his shirt and pulled off his shirt.she pulled her skirt down to her feet and pulled it off. She unziped and pulled off his pants. He unclasped her bra and took it off. He took off her panties.she took off his underware breef. 

“Frig me gaurd!” she said. His thing got really erect. He went inside.she moaned and moaned. His thing went inside her. 

After they held eachother. They were thriled that they were together. She was a houae wife anyways.  Staying at home was fine with her. It improved there sex life it seemed.  

The end.