SIOUX FALLS | A Sioux Falls man has been charged with a misdemeanor after someone saw him shopping with a woman who had taken out a protection order against him.
The Argus Leader reports (http://argusne.ws/ThEMs5 ) that 29-year-old Richard Leland Watson was charged with one count of violating a protection order at a Walmart on Thursday.
Police Sgt. Tim Hagen says the Watson was charged after someone who knew the 34-year-old woman with whom he was shopping still had a valid protection order in place.
Protection orders restrict the target of the order from visiting, calling or otherwise communicating with the person who took the order out.
Hagen says the couple had reconciled since the protection order was signed but officers are required to enforce such orders.