Hart woman pleads guilty in love triangle case

December 7, 2015
Jackie Knight, at left, with her attorney Julie Springstead Waltz.

Jackie Knight, at left, with her attorney Julie Springstead Waltz.

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — The 29-year-old Hart woman who assaulted her boyfriend’s wife with a vehicle and threw a rock through a window pleaded guilty Monday, Dec. 7, in 27th Circuit Court to charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and malicious destruction of property.

Jackie Lee Knight, of 790 S. 144th Ave., is facing a 30-day maximum jail sentence and a probation term. If Knight successfully completes probation, she can withdraw her plea to the felony assault count, and her remaining conviction would be the misdemeanor MDOP, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon.

The charges stem from a love triangle incident Nov. 1 in the 3900 block of East Hazel Road in Elbridge Township, which also involved Knight waving around a handgun that is owned by her boyfriend.

“She was upset with her boyfriend who went to stay with his wife and began honking her horn. She threw a rock through the slider window and began waving the gun around,” Bizon previously said. “It is unclear if she aimed or pointed it (at the wife), but she tried to hit her with her car.”

Knight’s jail time will be capped jail 30 days, Bizon said.

“Did you drive the van in manner to make her fear that you may hit her with the van?” Judge Anthony A. Monton asked Knight. “Yes,” she answered. “I admitted throwing the rock into the window. I intentionally threw the rock.”

Sentencing is set for Jan. 20 at 9 a.m.

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