KOSCIUSKO — An incarcerated man was arrested after contacting his ex-wife through Facebook messages and phone calls, violating a protective order.
Mitchell Patrick Hall, 46, 201 N. Second St., Wolcottville, is being charged with stalking, a level 5 felony; invasion of privacy, a class A misdemeanor; and sentence enhancement invasion of privacy, a level 6 felony.
On March 21, 2016, Hall’s ex-wife obtained a protective order against him. The order prohibited Hall from stalking, harassing or contacting her. On Sept. 23, 2016, Hall was convicted of invasion of privacy, with the victim being Hall’s ex-wife.
On Nov. 14 and 15, 2016, a male subject contacted Hall’s ex-wife at the request of Hall.
On May 25, 2017, officers were searching inmates at the Kosciusko County jail when they discovered Hall had a cellular phone on him.
Officers spoke with Hall’s ex-wife, who stated that she was receiving calls daily from the jail and that Hall sent her Facebook messages on May 22, 2017.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Feb. 23, March 7, and April 3, 2017, a female subject sent Facebook messages to the ex-wife at Hall’s request.
On. Dec. 12, 2017, Hall bonded from the jail. The next day, Hall texted his ex-wife several times. On Dec. 15, 2017, Hall texted, called her, and posted comments on her Facebook.
His ex-wife received ten calls from him in a two-day period.
Hall was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on March 21, with a $21,449 surety and cash bond.