September 29, 2023
Janice McKee

A 78-year-old Villager has been jailed with out bond after her third arrest tied to a feud along with her neighbor.

Janice Frances McKee of the Village of Hacienda East, was booked Thursday afternoon on the Sumter County Detention Heart.

She 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 accordance with an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Workplace.

The second arrest is being thought of a violation of her bond from the primary arrest.

Final week, the prosecutor’s workplace filed a movement calling for the revocation of her bond from the primary arrest.

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

Janice McKee's home, at left, backs up to the home of William Calabrese
Janice McKee’s house, at left, backs as much as the house of William Calabrese.

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 accordance with an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Workplace. He walked out the backdoor and requested McKee to go away. 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 informed her to cease swinging the stick at his canine and he stepped in between them to attempt to defend his canine. McKee’s stick struck her neighbor within the shoulder. She received 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 getting into her neighbor’s property.

After she was taken into custody and was being transported to the Sumter County Detention Heart, McKee informed 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 offered 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 so as 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 means 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 prison 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 street proper of manner. He has addressed the difficulty and his property is now again in compliance. Calabrese was additionally discovered to have put down landscaping in 2017 with out Architectural Evaluation Committee approval. He bought the house in 2007 for $260,000.

McKee and her husband bought their house in 2016 for $258,000. He died one 12 months later.