Lakashia Nicole McKnight (Picture: Courtesy Wichita County Prison)
A judge has determined a girl that is 1-year-old live using the previous Wichita County probation officer faced with buying her, court papers show.
Lakashia Nicole McKnight, 39, of Wichita Falls asked a judge Friday to change a disorder of her bond that needed her to stay 1,000 foot far from the child girl she adopted from a lady whoever probation she supervised.
McKnight is faced with purchase of a son or daughter relating to an event Oct. 9, 2018. The third-degree felony is punishable by as much as a decade in jail.
Judge Jim Hogan, that is presiding over 78th District Court this thirty days, lifted the problem and decided the kid “may return to reside in her house resolution that is pending of case,” based on a page through the judge Monday.
Throughout a relationship hearing Friday, Wichita County District Attorney John Gillespie objected to McKnight being permitted to begin to see the baby.
Gillespie told the judge Friday which he feared the previous probation officer might abscond with all the son or daughter in light of everything McKnight allegedly did to procure her, officials stated.
McKnight is accused of pressuring Brenda Lee Velasquez, 44, whose probation she oversaw, to permit the use of her kid or get tossed in prison for so-called probation violations, based on court papers.
Velasquez ended up being sentenced to a decade of probation after pleading responsible to a felony medication offense March 16, 2015, in accordance with court public records.
To acquire her child, McKnight threatened to revoke Velasquez’s probation, pressured her to signal adoption documents, slipped her $100 in money to get caught up on her behalf probation re payments and provided her furniture for a condo, relating to a Texas ranger’s issue from the fee of buying a kid.
On Friday, the Texas ranger testified their investigation uncovered that McKnight had attempted to get a kid off their females on probation.
In addition, Velasquez hired legal counsel to challenge the use from the grounds that she decided to it while under duress, in accordance with testimony Friday.
Before McKnight’s arrest that is latest, the Texas ranger desired bail conditions, including her steering clear of the alleged victim, court papers revealed.
Her conditions of launch from Wichita County Jail on a $5,000 relationship for the charge that is child-buying included using a GPS ankle monitor, surrendering her passport and residing in Texas unless a judge offers her written permission to go out of, in accordance with court papers.
Hogan finalized down on those conditions Oct. 4 prior to the arrest, court papers revealed.
At Friday’s relationship hearing, McKnight additionally asked the judge to permit her to go out of Texas without written authorization, but Hogan denied this demand, relating to documents.
In belated June, McKnight ended up being charged with fabricating real proof, a felony, along with formal oppression, a misdemeanor, relating to a March 6, 2018, incident, based on court public records.
Her bonds are $27,500 on those past costs, based on court public records.
After exactly exactly what Gillespie heard at Velasquez’s might 17 probation revocation hearing, he asked Texas rangers to conduct a study in to the Wichita County Adult Probation Department.
Gillespie stopped the probation revocation hearing upon learning McKnight had used Velasquez’s infant.
The probe for the division has resulted in felony and misdemeanor costs against three other employees that are former.