New London man charged with violating a restraining order
John P. Brush, 31, New London, was charged Nov. 9 with felony bail jumping, violating a restraining order, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.
Shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, New London Police Officer Mike Harlow was dispatched to a home on Oriole Street. He met with a woman who said Brush had kicked open her garage door shortly after she arrived home and parked her car. She said Brush had yelled at her, then left when she said she would call the police.
Harlow reported that the door’s deadbolt was still in the locked position, but the door trim was broken.
While Harlow was speaking to the woman, she received a call on her cell phone. Harlow reported that he heard a man’s voice on the other end of the call, offering to pay for the damage. The man, identified as Brush, also allegedly said that the woman had brought this on herself because she wouldn’t return his text messages.
Officers Jeff Wockenfus and Tom Algiers went to Brush’s residence in Northgate Estates and took him into custody.
Brush denied being at the woman’s house on Nov. 7 and claimed the woman was lying about him.
On May 7, Judge John Hoffmann issued a harassment injunction restraining Brush from having any contact with the woman.
On June 21, Brush appeared in Outagamie County Circuit Court and was charged with two felony counts of battery or threat to a witness. He was released from custody after posting a $10,000 cash bail on the condition that he not have any contact with the woman.
If convicted, Brush faces up to 90 days in jail for violating an injunction and disorderly conduct, nine months in jail for criminal damage to property and six years in prison for felony bail jumping.