Lenard charged with harboring fugitive from justice


By Mary O. Esparza - mesparza@civitasmedia.com



A local woman was charged with harboring a fugitive from justice and is waiting for a preliminary conference later this month.

According to court documents, District Attorney Ken Darby charged Kaitlin Leann Lenard , 24, of Altus with harboring a fugitive from justice. If convicted of this felony, the maximum possible punishable could be imprisonment of up to 10 years and a $10,000 fine.

According to the information obtained from the Jackson County court clerk’s office, Lenard is accused of unlawfully , willfully, knowingly and wrongfully committing the crime of harboring a fugitive from justice, a felony.

On or about the April 28, Lenard allegedly harbored Shakeitha Robinson, a person who has been charged and was seeking to avoid arrest for the crime of larceny of a controlled dangerous substance, according to records in a Jackson County court case.

Lenard was present for an initial appearance before Special District Judge Brad Leverett on May 5, bond was set at $25,000 and a preliminary conference was set for 9:45 a.m. June 6. Lenard did appear in court, but the court date was rescheduled to 1:45 p.m. June 21.

According to court records, Lenard was previously convicted of a felony Jan. 27, 2010 in Pottawatomie County District Court on two counts of aggravated assault and battery. She was sentenced to two years in the custody of the Department of Corrections.

By Mary O. Esparza

mesparza@civitasmedia.com

Reach Mary O. Esparza at 580-482-1221 ext. 2077.

Reach Mary O. Esparza at 580-482-1221 ext. 2077.

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