COLUMBUS – A 46-year-old Columbus woman has had a problem steering clear of trouble with the law during the last year.
Defendant Kimberly Knight waived her preliminary hearing and was bound over for trial in Platte County District Court this week on a charge of driving under a 15-year revocation in connection with a fourth-offense driving under the influence conviction.
Knight, who has been arrested about 20 times for shoplifting in multiple counties since 2001, is scheduled for a jury trial on the license revocation charge on April 10 in district court.
The charge, a Class IV felony punishable by up to two years in prison and 12 months of post-release supervision, stems from an incident Jan. 25 in which she is accused of taking her Platte Center boyfriend’s vehicle without his permission.
Knight’s driver’s license was revoked for 15 years following a fourth DUI conviction in 2010. She is not eligible for reinstatement until November 2025.
Knight, who has been in custody at the Platte County Detention Facility since her January arrest, is currently serving the 90-day sentence she received for violating the terms of her post-release supervision in connection with a previous December 2016 conviction on a charge of shoplifting-third or subsequent offense.
On the shoplifting conviction, which involved the theft of two cans of beer from a local pharmacy, Knight was sentenced to 364 days in jail. The city woman began serving her sentence Dec. 3, 2016, and was released on Aug. 26 of last year.
While Knight was on her supervised release last fall, she was arrested for two more shoplifting offenses. She is accused of stealing a bottle of Windsor Canadian Whiskey from Cubby’s Convenience Store on Howard Boulevard and clothing from Fabulous Forever on 13th Street, both incidents on Nov. 15.
Those two felony cases are currently pending in district court.