RICHMOND — A former Miss Kentucky Latina must wait until December to learn whether a judge will revoke a plea agreement and send her to jail.
On Wednesday, Madison District Judge Brandy Brown said she will hear testimony on Dec. 1 and decide whether Daniela Gaskie, 22, should go to jail.
Gaskie pleaded guilty in Madison District Court last week to several misdemeanor charges. As part of her plea agreement, Gaskie was to be put on home incarceration and was prohibited from owning guns or ammunition or from working at any place that sells guns or ammunition.
Within 24 hours of that sentence, a Chrysler PT Cruiser crashed through the front doors of Sling Point Firearms, a gun shop on New Circle Road in Lexington co-owned by Gaskie's husband, Scott Bond. Three assault weapons and several handguns were stolen.
When a Lexington TV station recorded Gaskie inside the business shortly after the burglary, Madison County Attorney Marc Robbins filed a motion seeking to revoke the plea agreement and put Gaskie in jail.
But defense attorneys Mike Eubanks and James Baechtold told the judge Wednesday that Gaskie was asked by Lexington police to help them obtain a security recording that showed the car crashing into the store.
"She didn't touch a weapon; she didn't have physical control of a weapon," Baechtold said.
He and Eubanks argued there was no intent to violate the judge's order. The defense attorneys said they had been unable to contact two Lexington police officers for their testimony, and they asked for more time to do so.
Brown agreed that the testimony from the officers could be useful in determining whether Gaskie violated the order. Earlier, Brown said, "I think it was clear to everybody standing up here (at the judge's bench) ... that she should not be on the (gun store's) premises."
Baechtold later said Gaskie has obeyed all other terms of the judge's order, including surrendering her permit to carry a concealed deadly weapon and to stay away from alcohol and drugs.
Gaskie is on home incarceration, but the judge allowed her to leave home to go to an appointment for counseling at Charter Ridge Behavioral Health System in Lexington.
Gaskie pleaded guilty Nov. 10 to charges stemming from October assaults in which she stabbed a gas station attendant and assaulted a pharmacist in Richmond.
Shortly thereafter, Gaskie was stripped of her Miss Kentucky Latina crown after pageant officials learned of the arrest and that she was married.