September 28, 2023
Janice McKee

The prosecutor’s workplace has filed a movement to revoke the bond of a Villager at conflict along with her neighbor.

Janice Frances McKee, 78, of the Village of Hacienda East, was arrested June 8 after allegedly trimming her neighbor’s tree in what seems to be a long-running dispute. She had been free on $2,000 bond when she was arrested a second time on June 23 when she drove onto her neighbor’s garden along with her golf cart and proceeded to hit her neighbor with a stick, in line with an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Workplace. The second arrest can be thought of a violation of her bond from the primary arrest.

McKee, who lives at 1301 Fontana Court docket, has property that backs as much as the residence of 89-year-old William Calabrese at 1302 Corona Ave.

He mentioned he had been sitting in his home at about 7 p.m. June 23 when McKee drove her golf cart into his yard, in line with an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Workplace. He walked out the backdoor and requested McKee to depart. Calabrese’s canine ran out the backdoor and started operating circles round McKee’s canine, prompting the Buffalo, N.Y. native to swing a stick at her neighbor’s canine. He advised her to cease swinging the stick at his canine and he stepped in between them to attempt to shield his canine. McKee’s stick struck her neighbor within the shoulder. She bought again into her golf cart, drove it onto the roadway and went again inside her home.

As of June 1, McKee has been banned from coming into her neighbor’s property.

After she was taken into custody and was being transported to the Sumter County Detention Middle, McKee advised a deputy, “I’m going to get him” and “He’s going to pay.” She was launched after posting $3,000 bond.

Previous to her first arrest, sheriff’s deputies had responded 5 instances to disputes involving the warring neighbors. Her June 8 arrest got here after Calabrese supplied deputies with a photograph of McKee on his property, subsequent to his tree with “tree loppers and a rubbish can.” The tree was 19 ft from the neighbors’ mutual property line.

McKee, who acknowledged she had been warned a number of instances to remain off Calabrese’s property, claimed she “wanted to chop down the tree with a view to have an efficient survey accomplished.” She confirmed deputies a satellite tv for pc picture of the property however “had drawn a brand new line on the picture with a pen, chopping by way of his residence and claiming half of his home was hers additionally.”

She had beforehand taken the shears to Calabrese’s peach tree in a earlier incident, but it surely was so near the property line that no arrest was made in that case.

McKee had no earlier felony historical past.

Calabrese had a deed compliance violation, which was the topic of the listening to earlier this month, involving a landscaping mattress subsequent to the driveway and within the highway proper of manner. He has addressed the problem and his property is now again in compliance. Calabrese was additionally discovered to have put down landscaping in 2017 with out Architectural Evaluate Committee approval. He bought the house in 2007 for $260,000.

McKee and her husband bought their residence in 2016 for $258,000. He died one yr later.