Dede Evavold did not appear confident as she walked with her head down into the Dakota County Judicial Center in Hastings, Minnesota today for an evidentiary hearing on probation violations.
An hour later, a visibly agitated Evavold stormed out of the courtroom after the hearing was postponed at the request of Assistant Dakota County Attorney Kathy Keena, who informed the court that new probation violations would be filed against Evavold.
Keena requested the hearing be postponed because Evavold is facing new criminal charges for violating an a Harassment Restraining Order (HRO) granted by a court in Dakota County to protect David Rucki and his family from Evavold’s continued harassment, and because of alleged new probation violation committed by Evavold last evening.
Judge Karen Asphaug scheduled the next hearing for March 7, 2018, at 10:00 AM, where a determination will be made if Evavold has violated the conditions of her probation.
At a probation violation hearing in September, Evavold denied she violated the conditions of her probation which prohibited her from making any reference to Rucki family in her use of social media.
As previously reported by Missing in Minnesota, Evavold has repeatedly violated the explicit terms of her probation by continuing to reference the Rucki family in her use of social media.
Evavold was sentenced on November 10, 2016 after being found guilty of six felony charges related to her involvement in the disappearance of Samantha and Gianna Rucki, who were abducted by their mother near their home in Lakeville, Minnesota on April 19, 2013 during a custody and divorce dispute involving their parents – Sandra Grazzini-Rucki and David Rucki.
New criminal charges filed against Evavold
Evavold was charged in September with three criminal counts of violating the same HRO granted by a court in Dakota County.
She has been charged with three misdemeanors and if convicted, Evavold could be sentenced up to 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine on each charge.
At her arraignment hearing, Evavold violated the HRO at the courthouse when approached David Rucki in the hallway outside the courtroom and spoke to him.
Evavold pleaded not guilty at her arraignment on October 17, and a pre-trial hearing was scheduled for January 9, 2018.