KOSCIUSKO — A North Manchester man was arrested after stalking a female and violating a protective order.
Caleb Tyler Thomas, 24, 1606 Hillcrest Drive, North Manchester, is being charged with stalking, a level 5 felony; three counts of invasion of privacy; and invasion of privacy sentence enhancement, a level 6 felony.
On Jan. 31, a female subject obtained a protective order against Thomas in Wabash County Superior Court. The order states Thomas is to refrain from harassing, telephoning, or contacting the female.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on July 23, an officer with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of invasion of privacy. The female subject said she was in her backyard when Thomas arrived at her residence in a vehicle. Thomas exited the vehicle and wanted to speak with the female. The female ran away and called the police.
On Aug. 3, the female told officers she had been receiving text messages on an ongoing basis from Thomas. In the text messages, Thomas told the female he wanted to meet with her and talk to her.
On Aug. 6, a subject using an iPhone 7 logged into the female’s Snapchat account and she was notified that the account had been compromised. The female said Thomas would know the information to log into the account.
Thomas has a pending criminal case with four counts of invasion of privacy in Wabash County Superior Court. He also has an active criminal case with two counts of invasion of privacy. The female is the victim in both of these cases.
Thomas was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Aug. 10, with a $5,750 surety and cash bond.