Kinkades both plead not guilty

— Tonasket resident Mark A. Kinkade pleaded not guilty yesterday in Okanogan County District Court to a misdemeanor charge of aiming or discharging a firearm.


Elizabeth Kinkade

His arraignment came about five hours after sitting by his wife’s side in Okanogan County Superior Court while she faced charges of her own. Elizabeth A. Kinkade pleaded not guilty to five counts of first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor.

Elizabeth Kinkade, 37, the former Tonasket High School librarian, is accused of having sex with an 18-year-old male student.

The student was 18 at the time of the alleged affair, Tonasket police said previously.

A status hearing for Mark Kinkade has been set for 9 a.m. July 1.

The Kinkades were both arrested May 20. Sheriff Frank Rogers said that when Elizabeth Kinkade went home that day and told her husband what happened, Mark Kinkade allegedly went to his vehicle, pulled out a gun and shot it into the air.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene for shots fired. Mark Kinkade was arrested by the deputies, while Elizabeth Kinkade was arrested by the Tonasket Police Department.

The Tonasket School Board fired Elizabeth Kinkade on May 21.

More information about Elizabeth Kinkade's arraignment is published in tomorrow’s print and e-edition of The Chronicle.


quincyconner 4 years, 8 months ago

She should get time in jail, I have seen her around tonasket since her arrest, and she prances around in skimpy clothes acting like she did nothing wrong. It is disgusting what she is putting her daughters through and how can her husband sit by her side and support her? I hope she doesn't get away with having sex with a student


quincyconner 4 years, 8 months ago

I hope she gets the longest sentence possible. I saw her at the parade in Tonasket, she is walking around in skimpy clothes looking for attention and acting like she did nothing wrong. It is terrible what she is putting her daughters through, if she thinks she did nothing wrong then be a grown up and take responsibility for having sex with a student and plead guilty. How can her husband sit beside her that is also disgusting.


JLock 4 years, 8 months ago

Liz has a history of making false claims of sexual assault. I personally know two guys whose lives she has nearly ruined. Her motivation: to get her husband to notice her. She would tell the guys her sob story about being in a loveless and abusive marriage. She obviously is one sick little chick.


quincyconner 4 years, 8 months ago

JLock - Will the two guys be willing to talk to the cops or prosecutor so they have more information on what she was doing? Were they also teenagers? How many teenagers was she actually with?


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