She’s next due in Manhattan Criminal Court March 29.
Just hours after “Soho Karen” Miya Ponsetto was hauled back to the Big Apple in police custody, she made her first court appearance on attempted robbery and attempted assault charges for allegedly attacking the 14-year-old son of jazz trumpeter Keyon Harrold at a Manhattan hotel — and was sprung on supervised release.
Ponsetto was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child and grand larceny in the fourth degree.
Ponsetto, 22, did not enter a plea during the proceeding at the Red Hook Community Justice Center in Brooklyn. She was ordered to stay away from Harrold and the teen.
Earlier the same day, she’s suspected of having damaged an apartment door somewhere in the East Village. No details were given, and the incident, for which she has not been charged, remains under investigation, said Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Sarah Marquez.
She was floating around the Big Apple at the time, according to Marquez, who noted Ponsetto was “staying at various locations” around the city.
Video posted to Instagram by the teen’s father shows Ponsetto allegedly attacking Keyon and trying to snatch his phone.
The Piru, Calif., woman had actually inadvertently left her phone in an Uber. The driver later returned the device.
A lawyer for Ponsetto insisted she hadn’t fled New York to escape the NYPD.
“She did not flee the jurisdiction. There was no indication that she
was going to be placed under arrest,” attorney Paul D’Emilia said.
Ponsetto is expected to return to her California home, her lawyer said.
Ponsetto initially left New York as outrage over the Dec. 26 incident grew. She allegedly tried to slam her car door on an officer when local cops finally nabbed her on Thursday in California.
She’s “innocent” of the charges, her attorney told The Post.
“As the case moves forward you will see that the District Attorney’s own evidence disproves much of their case,” D’Emilia said, adding, “We are puzzled and disappointed that at this time of heightened tensions in our country that the authorities chose to exacerbate the situation by needlessly flying members of the NYPD across the country, into the teeth of COVID, to bring back a person who would have returned with a simple telephone request.”
While Ponsetto has no criminal convictions under her belt, New York authorities revealed new details of her three run-ins with California authorities last year.