Skip to comments.Couple Charged With Planting Drugs in School Volunteer's Car
Posted on 06/20/2012 8:52:27 PM PDT by doug from upland
Prosecutors say Kent Wycliffe Easter and Jill Bjorkholm Easter put a bag of Vicodin, Percocet and marijuana in the woman's car. Prosecutors say the call to police to report the drugs was made from a Newport Beach hotel.
By Nisha Gutierrez-Jaime
A husband and wife were arrested today and charged with conspiring to have an elementary school parent volunteer arrested and imprisoned by planting drugs in her car because they felt she wasn't caring for their son properly, the Orange County district attorney's office reported.
Kent Wycliffe Easter, 38, and Jill Bjorkholm Easter, 38, of Irvine, were taken into custody by the Irvine Police Department and are charged with one felony count each of conspiracy to procure the false arrest and charging of the parent volunteer, false imprisonment, and conspiracy to falsely report a crime. If convicted, the pair face a maximum sentence of three years in state prison.
The charges stem from incidents that began in 2010, when the alleged victim was a parent volunteer at an elementary school in Irvine, where the Easters' son was a student. Prosecutors allege that Jill Easter thought the volunteer was not properly supervising their son and that in 2011 the couple plotted to have her arrested in retaliation.
At about 12:30 a.m. on Feb. 16, 2011, authorities say, Kent Easter -- an attorney -- drove to the home of Jane Doe and placed a bag of Vicodin, Percocet, marijuana, and a used marijuana pipe behind the driver's seat of her unlocked vehicle. The Easters are accused of being in constant cellphone and text message contact as Kent Easter drove to and from the alleged victim's home.
Later that day, at about 1:15 p.m., prosecutors say, Kent Easter called police while he was working from a Newport Beach hotel, provided a fake name and phone number and told the dispatcher he saw an erratic driver park at the elementary school. He also identified the alleged victim by name and told police he saw her hide a bag of drugs behind the driver's seat of her car. Prosecutors say the couple called and texted each other before and after the call to police.
Responding police officers found the car in the school parking lot with the bag of marijuana and contacted the volunteer on the school campus. The alleged victim consented to a search of her car but told police that the drugs did not belong to her and that she did not know how they ended up in her car, according to prosecutors.
The woman was detained for about two hours until Irvine detectives concluded she was in a classroom at the time Kent Easter claimed to have seen her hide drugs in her car. The woman also allowed police to search of her home, which showed no evidence to support drug use or possession and did not support a link to show that she was knowingly in possession of the marijuana or prescription pills found in her vehicle.
Authorities say detectives investigated whether the evidence had been planted in the woman's car and discovered that the call made to police was placed by Kent Easter from a phone in the business center of a Newport Beach hotel near where he worked. The hotel's video surveillance captured images of Easter at the time the call was placed, prosecutors said.
Kent Easter has been an active member of the California state bar since 1998. His wife was also admitted to the bar in 1998, but her license has since expired. The Easters are expected to be arraigned July 17.
Wanna trust the Law to a bunch of lawyers? Good luck.
Dumb and Dumber.
“Listen buddy. Ain’t no woman good enough in bed to commit a crime for her”
Sadly, you look Poosy whipped so maybe you didn’t have a choice.
The lawyers/incompetence jokes write themselves.
They also need to be charged with possession of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. How about transport of illegal drugs as an added measure?
The white house would have hired them before they got caught.
Not any more.
Another version of the story =
which unfortunately led to finding this =
Nothing like a perfect crime!
Kudos to these police for not being Inspector Clouseau (the bumbler of Pink Panther infamy). Something actually went right.
I bet Kent Easter never thought he was on the hotel’s candid camera while making the “rat” call which couldn’t even fabricate a time when the intended victim was actually in the car.
She has the lips of a baboon’s ass, and he has a crooked nose. I so want to see what the potted plant kid of theirs looks like.
It looks like some BOTOX facial on Jill in that mug shot.
Sort of like a retail version of Fast and Furious.
This is like one of those “dumb criminal” stories, only dumber. What do you call this sort of pointlessness? I guess they were bored, or what?
Their child had been locked out of a tennis class. The parents tried suing in civil court but it was thrown out twice. Here is another version of the story =
HERE IS PART OF THE PERP’S SIDE OF THE STORY:
Mrs Easter then got a retraining order against Ms Peters, claiming that she was harassing her son and had even threatened to kill her. She claimed that Ms Peters ‘will stop at nothing to silence my son’ and had been calling him psychotic and unstable to other parents.
‘She is stalking me and attempting to intimidate me at my son’s school and while I run errands in Irvine,’ she alleged.
A good friend of mine who works with kids always pointed out “the worst kids have the worst parents!”.
You tell them ‘Your son is always acting up in class, getting out of his seat, and hitting other children.’
They reply “HOW DARE YOU!!!! He has emotional issues, is hyper intelligent, and it is YOUR FAULT that he is not intellectually engaged - and those other children hit him FIRST!!!!! I am suing you - you are attempting to intimidate me and my son and it is obvious you will stop at nothing to silence my son!”
And you conclude - ‘no wonder the kid is a basket case’ - the nut doesn't fall far from the nut tree.
Arrogance. Overweening arrogance.