- Associated Press - Monday, January 18, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A former prisoner who was released last year after being convicted in a violent roadside attack denies violating her probation.

Sarah Pearce, of Homedale, was accused of violating her probation, possessing drugs and introducing contraband into a jail late last year. KTVB-TV reports (https://is.gd/zcQmjp ) she denied violating her probation on Friday, and Judge James Morfitt set an evidentiary hearing for March 2.

The 33-year-old Pearce previously spent 11 years in prison for the June 2000 attack of Linda Lebrane. The victim told police a group beat her with a baseball bat and stabbed her on the side of Interstate 84. Pearce was released on probation in 2014 after a judge acknowledged problems with witness accounts and a police lineup.

Pearce is being held without bond in the Canyon County Jail. If Pearce is found to have violated her probation, she could be sent back to prison.


Information from: KTVB-TV, https://www.ktvb.com/

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