The woman who allegedly mowed down and killed a much-loved police officer had a taser with her when she handed herself into police on Tuesday night.
In a press conference held on Wednesday Detective Superintendent Craig Morrow of Queensland Police also revealed how the 33-year-old woman, Skye Anne Wallis, came to surrender to police.
‘When she presented at the police station last night she was in possession of what you could describe, in simple terms, as a taser,’ Detective Morrow said.
He said that Ms Wallis’ surrender had been ‘negotiated’ after police contacted a family member of the woman who lived in the UK.
‘They called us back last night and gave us the name of a solicitor to negotiate her surrender, which is what happened,’ he said.
Det Morrow also said Wallis was hospitalised shortly after her arrest, complaining of glass in her eye.
‘She had previously removed pieces of glass from her eye and thought she still had pieces of glass in there,’ he said.
He said it was believed Ms Wallis thought the glass was from the accident last weekend.
Senior Constable David Masters (left), pictured with wife Sharon and son Jack died while on duty early Saturday morning
Skye Anne Wallis, 33, handed herself into police on the Sunshine Coast late Tuesday night
Detective Morrow said police believed other people had been on the Bruce Highway at the time of the incident and appealed for any drivers with dashcam footage to come forward.
The Caboolture woman has been charged with murder, arson and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
Queensland Senior Constable David Masters, 53, was hit and killed while trying to stop an allegedly stolen Hyundai Kona SUV with tyre-deflating road spikes on the Bruce Highway near Deception Bay, north of Brisbane early Saturday.
The burnt out car was later found 25 kilometres away.
Wallis appeared in Caboolture Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
Alleged passenger Kari O’Brien, 24, was arrested at her home in the Moreton Bay region and charged with murder on Sunday.
She was not present when her case was heard in Caboolture Magistrates Court on Monday.
O’Brien’s matter will return to court on August 2.
Senior Constable Masters leaves behind his childhood sweetheart wife Sharon and their son Jack, who have been shattered by his sudden death.
Jack was hoping to follow in the footsteps of his cherished father.
Pictured: Senior Constable David Masters with his wife Sharon and their son Jack, who dreamed of being a cop like his dad
‘One of Jack’s wishes was to join the police force and work with his dad, and sadly, that’ll never happen for Jack,’ Queensland Police Union boss Ian Leavers told Sunrise on Monday.
‘It’s just one of those things which should never have happened.’
He also said the officer’s friends and colleagues at Deception Bay were ‘doing it really, really tough. They’ve lost a good mate’.
‘Our thoughts are with Dave’s family and we’re just hoping that some sense can come out of this into the future,’ he said.
Senior Constable David Masters was trying to stop an alleged stolen vehicle with road spikes when he was allegedly hit
Pictured: Alleged passenger Kari O’Brien, 24, who was arrested on Sunday and charged with murder, arson and unlawful use of a vehicle
Senior Constable Masters’ death has rocked Queensland Police and the community he worked in.
‘This is devastating news for our police family and we are offering support to all officers and staff,’ Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll said on Sunday.
‘Sadly, this incident demonstrates the dangers our officers face when working to keep our community safe each and every day.
‘I spoke to his colleagues and spent some time with them at Deception Bay and they had nothing but wonderful words for Dave – hard-working, capable, a beacon at the station, much loved by everyone at the station and across the community.’
The Bruce Highway was closed for almost eight hours on Saturday.
‘My sincerest condolences go out to the officer’s family, friends and colleagues at this incredibly difficult time,’ Queensland Commissioner Katarina Carroll said following the incident (pictured, Mr Masters)
Senior Constable David Masters, 53, died on the scene when he was hit by a white Hyundai Kona SUV while trying to deploy a tyre-deflating device on the Bruce Highway
Queensland Police Union General Secretary Mick Barnes struggled to fight off tears as he spoke about his friend.
‘It’s one thing to turn up to these scenes in the hours of darkness but when you realise that it’s one of your friends – David lived for the job and he was dedicated and loved the outdoors, loved these horses – hence he was in the mounted unit,’ he said.
Queensland Police thanked the community for their public assistance during the investigation.
Masters (pictured) had been trying to pull the car over around 3am on Saturday on the Bruce Highway, near Deception Bay north of Brisbane