Former Section 8 landlord spits while facing judge in Johnson County court

JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. - The former Section 8 landlord who has been the focus of a Call For Action investigation was back in court Wednesday, where she was heard spitting into a surgical mask while appearing before a judge.

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Edy Hinton-Ikenokwalu was wheeled into the Johnson County courtroom in handcuffs. The Johnson County District Attorney's office re-filed charges of theft and obstruction last week, concerning an incident at a JC Penny's store last year.

The charges were initially dropped after a mental health evaluation found Hinton incompetent to stand trial. 

Following a Call For Action investigation, the DA's office re-filed the charges. If convicted, Hinton faces six to 18 months in jail. 

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Hinton remains in the Johnson County jail under suicide watch.

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