Kent Wycliffe Easter
, 38, and Jill Bjorkholm Easter, 38, both of Irvine, were arrested today,June 19, 2012, by the Irvine Police Department
(IPD) and are charged with one felony count each of conspiracy to procure the false arrest and charging of Jane Doe, false imprisonment, and conspiracy to falsely report a crime.
In 2010, Jane Doe was a parent volunteer at an elementary school in Irvine, where Jill and Kent Easter's
son was a student.
In February 2011, Jill and Kent Easter
are accused of conspiring to have victim Jane Doearrested in retaliation.
At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Feb. 16, 2011, Kent Easter
is accused of driving to the home of Jane Doe and placing a bag of Vicodin, Percocet, marijuana, and a used marijuana pipe behind the driver's seat of her
is accused of intentionally leaving the drugs in plain sight in a conspicuous location, where it would be easily visible from outside the vehicle.
Jill and Kent Easter
are accused of being in constant cell phone and text message contact as Kent Easter drove to and from the victim's home.
At approximately 1:15 p.m. on Feb. 16, 2011, Kent Easter
is accused of calling the IPD non-emergency number and giving a false name and phone number.
is accused of telling the dispatcher that he
was a concerned parent who had witnessed an erratic driver park at the elementary school.
is accused of claiming to have witnessed Jane Doe, whom he
identified by name, hide a bag of drugs behind her
driver's seat in her
is also accused of providing a description of and license plate number to Jane Doe's vehicle.
Jill and Kent Easter
are accused of calling and texting each other on the cell phone immediately before and after the call to IPD
officers arrived at the school parking lot and identified the vehicle described by Kent Easter
Officers immediately observed the bag of marijuana upon looking through Jane Doe's car window.
The responding police officer contacted Jane Doe on the school campus and the victim consented to a search of her
The victim adamantly told the officer that the drugs did not belong to her
did not know how they ended up in her
Jane Doe was detained for approximately two hours as IPD
investigated the case.
It was determined that the victim was in a classroom at the time Kent Easter
claimed to have seen her
hide drugs in her
Subsequent investigation by IPD
led detectives to identify Kent
and Jill Easter.
is accused of making the Feb. 16, 2011, phone call to IPD
from a phone in the business center of a Newport Beach hotel near where he
is accused of being recorded on hotel video surveillance.
Kent Easter has been an active member of the State Bar of California (Bar) since 1998.