Police: Woman faces new breaking, entering charges, claims to be sister again
A woman who was charged Wednesday with breaking and entering an automobile and identified herself as her sister has again been charged with a new set of vehicle break-ins.
Charleston police arrested Melinda Nelson, 52, about 3 a.m. Thursday near Stadium Place, a news release from the Charleston Police Department said. Nelson identified herself as her sister, Sandra Browning , when she was arrested. Police confirmed on Wednesday that Browning is her sister.
After initial news reports of Nelson's arrest on Wednesday, her sister contacted police. A spokeswoman with Charleston police said Browning told police that Nelson has used her information in the past. The arresting officer confirmed that information.
Nelson is charged with two new counts of breaking and entering an automobile.
Nelson also was arrested for charges Wednesday when she purported to be her sister and for an outstanding warrant.
Nelson is currently being held at the South Central Regional Jail.