CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The daughter of Steve and Deborah Starks, embattled principals of Multifest, was back in court Thursday after violating a home confinement sentence and is facing more penalties.
When Michelle Starks, 22, of Cross Lanes, came before Kanawha Circuit Judge Tod Kaufman in April for driving on a license revoked for DUI, he admonished her, "And for heaven's sake, don't drive whatever you do."
Starks was being sentenced by Kaufman to six months home confinement. But apparently, she wasn't listening.
Recently, she was seen on I-64 driving erratically and aggressively by a home confinement officer. He pulled her over when she nearly swiped his car and several others, then noticed her ankle bracelet.
A home confinement officer said Starks was supposed to be taking her daughter to a church function. But prosecutors said she cannot legally drive.
Her home confinement was revoked and she was immediately jailed. She has been incarcerated at South Central Regional Jail for the past month.
This time, Kaufman gave Starks ten weekends in jail as she finishes out her home confinement. Meanwhile, prosecutors will present her newest driving offense to a grand jury and said a prison sentence is possible.
Starks' mother, Deborah, is serving a 21-month sentence in federal prison for embezzling more than $300,000 from the Multifest organization and for tax evasion.