Defendant in love triangle case sentenced to 4 weekends in jail.

January 20, 2016
Jackie Knight with her attorney, Julie Springstead Waltz.

Jackie Knight 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 her window was sentenced Wednesday, Jan. 20, in 27th Circuit Court to serve four weekends of a 90-day discretionary jail term.

Jackie Lee Knight, of 790 S. 144th Ave., pleaded guilty last month to a felony of assault with a dangerous weapon and a misdemeanor of malicious destruction of property (MDOP).

Judge Anthony A. Monton also ordered that Knight continue her current mental health treatment as part of her one-year probation. If Knight successfully completes probation, she can withdraw her plea to the felony assault count, and her remaining conviction would be the misdemeanor MDOP, Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon said previously.

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.”

The victim was present in court and wanted to make sure that a no-contact order was included in Knight’s sentence, Bizon said. Monton ordered that she have no contact with the victim.

“My client regrets the circumstances of that day,” said Knight’s attorney Julie Springstead Waltz, adding that the mother of seven children has no prior criminal record.

Knight received credit for two days already served in jail.

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