Warrant filed for Lakeville mom on probation for hiding daughters

Published 10:07 am Thursday, November 3, 2016

By Paul Walsh

Minneapolis Star Tribune

A warrant was issued Wednesday in Dakota County for the arrest of a Lakeville mother who was prevented last month from choosing prison time over probation for hiding her two teen daughters from their father.

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The warrant notes that Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, 51, has violated terms of her probation by not maintaining contact with probation officials and failing to notify them in a timely manner of any change of address, employment and telephone number.

Therefore, the warrant continued, the Sheriff’s Office is under orders to arrest Grazzini-Rucki and bring her before the court.

While it may appear that Grazzini-Rucki could well end up serving the prison sentence that she desired, County Attorney James Backstrom cautioned against drawing that conclusion.

“The final decision on whether the stay of execution of her prison sentence will be revoked or whether she will be reinstated on probation will be made by her sentencing judge following a hearing, which will occur after she is arrested on this warrant,” Backstrom said.