Dede Evavold was ordered to remove 20 blog posts about David Rucki, his children, and other members of the Rucki family which violate an Harassment Restraining Order (HRO) granted by a court in Dakota County by March 9, or she will go to jail for 30 days.
Judge Kathleen Gearin found Evavold was in constructive civil contempt of court at an emergency hearing held today at Dakota County Western Service Center in Apple Valley, Minnesota.
After finding Evavold in contempt of court, Judge Gearin sentenced Evavold to 30 days in jail for her failure to comply with orders issued in the case.
But Judge Gearin stayed the jail sentence for ten days, allowing Evavold to comply with her order by removing the posts from her blog.
If before March 9, 2018, at 9:00 AM, Evavold has complied with all of the orders issued, she will not have to report to jail in Dakota County.
“You may purge yourself from this contempt,” said Judge Gearing to Evavold.
Judge Gearin went on to remind Evavold that she faces further contempt of court charges if she continues to post about David Rucki, his children, and other members of the Rucki family.