SYRACUSE — A Syracuse man faces multiple charges after allegedly violating a protective order and being found in possession of methamphetamine.
John Brian Craft, 44, 7146 East CR1000N, Syracuse, is charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 4 felony; invasion of privacy, a class A misdemeanor; carrying a handgun without a license, a class A misdemeanor; and possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Aug. 1, Kosciusko County Dispatch was contacted in reference to violation of a protective order. The caller said Craft was knocking on the front door of a woman’s residence and that there are two separate protective orders in place prohibiting Craft from having contact with the woman at that residence.
Dispatch informed officers that Craft had left the residence on a motorcycle. A Syracuse Police officer saw the motorcycle on SR 13 and initiated a traffic stop.
A deputy arrived at the residence and spoke with the woman, who said she saw Craft driving up to her residence on his motorcycle so she closed the front door and the windows shades. The woman said Craft came up to the house, knocked on the door and then sat in a chair on the front porch.
The woman provided a photo of Craft sitting on the front porch. She said Craft later left on his motorcycle.
During the traffic stop, Craft told the Syracuse officer that he went to the woman’s house and saw her vehicle in the driveway. He admitted to knocking at the door and then sitting in a chair on the porch.
Craft was placed under arrest for invasion of privacy.
The officer called for a tow truck to pick up the motorcycle. The officer inventoried the motorcycle and found three bags of methamphetamine. The aggregate weight of the methamphetamine was 5.92 grams.
The officer also found a bag with 4.09 grams of marijuana, a pistol and a magazine containing nine rounds.
Craft is on pretrial release in Kosciusko County. A no-contact order was a condition of the bond on Dec. 29, 2020, and served to Craft on Jan. 9, 2021. Under the no-contact order, as a condition of the bond, Craft was prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition.
Craft was also served with a protective order on March 15, 2021.
Craft was booked at the Kosciusko County Jail Aug. 1 on a $5,250 surety and cash bond.