KOSCIUSKO — A Nappanee man was arrested after breaking into a residence and violating a protective order.
Jeremy Lee Kelly, 41, 751 N. Tomahawk Trail, Nappanee, is being charged with residential entry, a level 6 felony; invasion of privacy, a class A misdemeanor; criminal mischief, a class B misdemeanor; and criminal trespass, a class A misdemeanor.
On Sept. 20, an officer with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of invasion of privacy and damage to a residence. The officer spoke with the female homeowner, who said she had an active protective order to keep Kelly away from her.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Kelly previously contacted the female to come to the residence to obtain his belongings. She told Kelly she did not want him at the residence and wanted to make other arrangements.
The female further advised she received a text message from Kelly that he was coming to the residence to obtain some of his belongings. He then texted her that he was in the driveway. The female went outside and saw Kelly inside the garage. She advised the garage door was locked and that the door handle had been broken to gain entry. She then went inside the residence and locked the door.
Kelly then kicked the front of the residence’s storm door, shattering the glass. He also kicked the front door. The female said her son called his grandfather to the residence. Kelly argued with the male and said he wanted to fight him. Kelly then kicked the male’s pickup truck.
The protective order was issued to Kelly in June 2018. He was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail Dec. 26, with a $6,500 surety and cash bond.