A St. Clair man accused of kicking in the front door of a woman’s home Tuesday was charged for violating an order of protection.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Kelly C. DeClue, 42, kicked in the front door of a home in the 500 block of Paradise Mobile Home Park outside St. Clair at 12:15 a.m. Feb. 5.
He was charged in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with violating an order of protection, a misdemeanor.
The victim, a 49-year-old female, told deputies DeClue had came to her home asking for food. When she refused to give him food and demanded he leave, the man kicked in the door and yelled at her before leaving.
A witness had corroborated the victim’s account, authorities said.
DeClue was later located by deputies at a residence in the 600 block of the same mobile home park. He admitted to kicking in the front door of the victim’s home, the sheriff’s office said.
DeClue was held at the County Adult Detention Facility until Thursday when he was released after posting a $10,000 bond. He was ordered to not travel within one mile of the victim’s home.
DeClue was charged Sept. 26, 2018, in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with felony stalking in the first degree.
The charge is from an incident that occurred Sept. 25 when a St. Clair police officer received a complaint of a violation from a woman, authorities said.
The victim told police that DeClue had been violating the order by continuously texting and calling her on the phone.
While the officer was talking with the woman, DeClue called her on the phone three additional times, according to police.