By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Stillwater woman with a history of mental illness has been jailed on $25,000 bail on a charge of breaking into a Stillwater house two days after Christmas.
Kanesha Jaquill Rivers-Kinnard, 34, could be given as much as a seven-year prison term if convicted of second-degree burglary due to her prior conviction for drug trafficking.
The defendant, whose surname was listed as Kinnard-Rivers on a police affidavit, has been scheduled to appear in court this week when she can seek a preliminary hearing.
The victim arrived home from work and found a woman in her home shortly before 6 p.m. on Dec. 27, 2019, Stillwater Police Officer Cory Westbrook wrote in an affidavit.
While police were inside the home, the defendant, who did not have shoes on and was very thin, walked down the stairs but failed to follow commands, the affidavit alleged.
“I maintained lethal coverage with my pistol while Officer Merrill and Sgt. Wilson took the female into custody without further incident,” Westbrook wrote in his affidavit.
The victim said, “While she stood just off of her back porch area, she heard her back door to her home open,” and saw the defendant in the doorway, the affidavit alleged.
The victim said the defendant told her that her father owned the house and she had no right to be there, the affidavit said.
The defendant said “her father was in her head playing space jam and shooting guns,” the affidavit alleged.
The defendant told the victim she used a brick to enter the house that had a shattered front door window pane close to the door lock, the affidavit alleged.
“There was glass on the ground on the inside of the home as if the glass had been struck from the outside forcing it to land inside on the floor,” the affidavit said.
“Also there was a brick lying directly in front of the front door, which appeared to have been used to break the window,” the affidavit said.
The victim said, “Her I pad was moved from her room to the front door area. Her makeup was moved from one room to another. Her roommate’s food was opened and had been eaten,” the affidavit alleged.
The victim said that the pills in her prescription bottle of Trazadone were all gone now, the affidavit alleged.
According to Payne County court records, Rivers-Kinnard was charged with trafficking cocaine base in 2006, but was found mentally incompetent and ordered treated by the state. About two months later, the defendant was found restored to competency after which she pleaded guilty to the drug charge.
In 2008, the defendant was placed on five years’ probation with an order to continue a mental health program, but two years later she was found in violation of her probation and given a 90-day jail term, court records show.