Man charged with protection order violation

2012-11-24T12:00:00Z Man charged with protection order violationThe Associated Press The Associated Press
November 24, 2012 12:00 pm  • 

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 ( ) 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.

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  1. Born2fish
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    Born2fish - November 25, 2012 10:01 pm
    We spend a lot more on education, and look what it gets us.
  2. ZAR
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    ZAR - November 25, 2012 12:49 am
    Why is this news? Does our police force really have nothing better to do? If you think this is a ggod use of our stATE AND FEDERAL DOLLARS Then I would submit that we spend way too much on the barney fifes of this state!
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