Criminal trial scheduled for Dede Evavold’s harassment of Rucki family

Dede Evavold’s criminal trial for her continued violations of a Harassment Restraining Order granted by a court in Dakota County to protect David Rucki and his family from her harassment has been scheduled for April 23, 2018.

The criminal trial was scheduled at a pre-trial hearing held on Tuesday at the Dakota County Western Service Center in Apple Valley, Minnesota.

Evavold was charged in September 2017 with three criminal counts of violating a Harassment Restraining Order (HRO) granted by a court in Dakota County in July 2017.

According to public court documents, Evavold has also been “ordered to appear at a Dakota County Book and Release Center, to be booked, fingerprinted, and photographed.”

Evavold was convicted in September 2016 of six felonies for her role in the disappearance of Samantha Rucki and her sister Gianna, who were abducted near their home on Lakeville by their mother Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, during a custody and divorce proceeding.

Since being released from jail in January 2017, Evavold has continued to harass and target the Rucki family in her use of social media, including posting pictures of the Rucki family, their home in Lakeville, and the address to home.

Earlier this week, Evavold was ordered by a court in Dakota County to remove a threatening blog post which contained the private address of the Rucki family.

As of this morning, Evavold had not removed the post.

The same court order from earlier this week also kept the HRO filed against Evavold in full effect.

Evavold may face additional criminal charges

Evavold was warned by a judge at a court hearing in Dakota County last October that she could face additional criminal charges, including gross misdemeanor and felony charges if she continues to violate the HRO. Evavold violated the HRO just hours after being warned by the judge, and she continues to target and harass the Rucki family.

New probation violations to be filed against Evavold

Last August, Dakota County Community Corrections filed a Probation Violation Report with Dakota County District Court. At a court hearing last November, Assistant Dakota County Attorney Kathy Keena requested the hearing be postponed in part to allow Keena to file new probation violations against Evavold.

Judge Karen Asphaug scheduled the next hearing for March 7, 2018, where a determination will be made if Evavold has violated the conditions of her probation.

Allison Mann contributed to this story.

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