Alleged San Mateo County bail jumper headed right back to court

Court appearances can be a drag.

A woman accused of fleeing a San Mateo County courtroom during recess after a jury convicted her of burglary was set to return to court Thursday.

Jennifer Lynn Dickerson, 37, faces charges of felony bail jumping after she took off from court Nov. 16, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

Dickerson wasn’t found until Jan. 5. Authorities found her hiding in an attic in San Bruno, Wagstaffe said.

Dickerson figured there was little reason to stick around after she was found guilty of residential burglary and car theft, Wagstaffe said.

Two years earlier, she broke into a San Carlos home, stole a laptop and drove off with a 1996 Gold Lexus, authorities said. She also left a note in the house’s window asking about the sale of the car that she stole.

Dickerson was set to return to the court Thursday afternoon for a preliminary hearing on the bail jump charge. She will be sentenced on the burglary conviction at a later date, Wagstaffe said.

She also has another court date Friday, he added. Dickerson is facing drug possession and resisting arrest charges.

Dickerson is in custody on $100,000 bail on the bail jump case and no bail status on the burglary and car theft case, Wagstaffe said.

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