John Lloyd Dildine, 35, of Millville, Pa., turned himself in to local authorities Wednesday on the charges. Dildine had previously been arrested in Pennsylvania for harassment against the woman. Kosciusko County Prosecutor Dan Hampton said Dildine was convicted of the Pennsylvania charge, but in that state harassment is not a criminal offense.
The woman was visiting family about two months ago in the Warsaw area when Dildine violated the restraining order by texting and sending a photo of himself to his estranged wife. According to a family member of the woman, on Tuesday night, Dildine again violated a protective order when he allegedly entered the home of his brother-in-law in the Leesburg area while the man’s wife was home alone and in the shower. The man said his wife heard someone come into the home and call out. The next morning they learned Dildine turned himself in to local authorities.
According to Hampton, Dildine was arrested in Pennsylvania on a harassment charge and there was an extradition hearing, but the judge in the case released him and ordered him to turn himself in to Kosciusko County authorities.
Dildine was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on Wednesday at 5:23 p.m. and bonded out the same evening. He was initially held without bond.
Dildine is facing two counts of invasion of privacy, both class A misdemeanors; and one count of stalking, a class D felony. Hampton said Dildine’s supervisor in Pennsylvania has suspended the correctional officer without pay pending the outcome of his case in Kosciusko County.