Harris wants off home detention to work

Tonisha Harris. (Photo/Ohio Department of Correction and Rehabilitation)
Tonisha Harris. (Photo/Ohio Department of Correction and Rehabilitation)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The woman connected to a Dayton mother and son’s disappearance wants special privileges that allow her to work.

Tonisha Harris filed a motion for work release in court Tuesday. She is currently out of jail under electronic home detention.

Harris has been employed at Staffmark Employment since 2013. Her request says she is suffering financial hardship having three young children in her custody.

Prosecutors filed papers Wednesday asking that the courts deny her request. Prosecutors also ask that her home detention order be revoked and bond increased to $100,000.

Harris is charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence in the death of Nichelle McKnight and the disappearance of McKnight’s son, Zaden. Nichelle’s body was found in May 2014. Zaden has never been found.

Harris was released from prison and placed under home detention in early May after serving a 10 month sentence for using McKnight’s debit card.

The judge has yet to make a ruling on her release.

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