ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Two months after a St. Johns County Sheriff's Office Sergeant triggered a Florida Amber Alert for allegedly taking her son from school illegally, the now former deputy has entered into a pre-trial intervention agreement to avoid criminal proceedings.
Documents obtained by First News Coast list more than a dozen conditions that Catherine Payne must follow in order to avoid criminal prosecution.
Payne faces two felony counts for intervening with the custody of her 6-year-old back in October.
Part of the agreement requires the former deputy to perform 20 hours of community service.
The agreement with the State Attorney Office states that if any of the conditions are violated by Payne, prosecution for her alleged crimes could resume.
Payne's next scheduled court appearance is on Jan. 21.