A JUDGE has ordered police to arrest a Tamworth woman who is on the run, charged with four robberies.
Samone Leanne Hall failed to show up to court for the start of her trial in Tamworth District Court this week, forcing the hand of Judge Jeffery McLennan.
"Orders have been made," he told the court, examining court papers showing Hall was ordered to appear for day one of her trial.
The court heard the notice of listing for her trial for four counts of robbery in company - which carries a maximum of 20 years' imprisonment - had been "sent to her last known bail address". She has denied the robbery charges.
Hall's solicitor Peter Schmidt said he had no instructions and they had been "unable to locate her".
He said he had briefed a barrister, who was ready in court for the trial.
"I seek leave to withdraw," he told the court.
Judge McLennan said a comprehensive affidavit had been prepared in the case and notices had been served for the trial to begin.
"I'm going to order the warrant issue for the arrest of Samone Leanne Hall," he said.
Hall is facing four counts of robbery in company as well as one count of stealing a motor vehicle.
Hall, along with two men, were accused of robbing four people, including two children, who were in the Centre Street home on the night of the robberies, of goods and a car.
Two men, Jonathan Alex Nean and Nicholas Hampton, pleaded guilty to their involvement in the robberies and have been sentenced in the district court.