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Nacogdoches woman who barged into home with knife, baby accepts 7 years deferred

Ebony Carter (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail) Ebony Carter (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)

A 21-year-old Nacogdoches woman accepted a plea deal of seven years of deferred adjudication for pulling a knife during an August 2014 fight at a home on Mound Street and entering the house illegally.

At the time, she was carrying an infant in a front baby carrier.

Ebony Chantel Carter appeared in Judge Edwin Klein’s 420th Judicial District Court Thursday. As part of the plea deal, she pleaded guilty to a burglary of a habitation charge.

“Although the victims in this matter were uncooperative and unresponsive in the prosecution of this matter, the state believed accountability and supervision of the defendant were warranted under the circumstances,” said Janet Cassels, an assistant prosecutor with the Nacogdoches County District Attorney’s Office.

The terms of Carter’s deferred adjudication, which is similar to probation, include a fine, community service, a drug and alcohol evaluation, and a mental health evaluation, Cassels said.

Carter had no other known criminal history Cassels said.

According to the police report, the incident happened at a residence in the 300 block of Mound Street at approximately 10:40 a.m. on August 3, 2014. The complainant told police that he and Carter got into a fight at that location. After she displayed a knife, Carter allegedly entered the home illegally while she was carrying an infant in a frontal baby carrier, the affidavit stated.

No injuries were reported, and the child was released into a family member’s custody.

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