BURLINGTON – A St. Charles man was charged with felony violation of an order of protection by emailing and calling a his ex-girlfriend while he was locked up in the Winnebago County jail, Kane County Sheriff’s reports and court records show.
Christopher D. Kingrey, 45, of the 37W700 block of Route 38, St. Charles Township, was charged June 2 with two felony counts of violating an order of protection, having previously been convicted of domestic battery, according to the charging documents.
When Kingrey was released from the Winnebago County jail June 6, he was immediately transferred to the Kane County jail where he is being held on $20,000 bond. His next court date is June 14.
Kingrey was previously charged with domestic battery and violating orders of protection against the same woman, court records show.
The woman, a resident of Burlington, reported to police that she received an automated message from the Winnebago County jail on May 31 advising her that an inmate was trying to call her.
She also observed a missed call log and played the voicemail for deputies to hear. Deputies were working to save it as evidence, the report stated.
She also received an email from Kingrey's jail account on May 31 at 4:27 p.m. to her personal email account, requesting her to accept an incoming message. The message contained a long apology and a request to see her in person, the report stated.
A screenshot showed Kingrey’s email account, the date, time and his jail email credits, the report stated.
A deputy called officials at the Winnebago County jail to ask that any communication from him be blocked, as well as his call log to confirm Kingrey was the one making the calls, the report stated.
Kingrey pleaded guilty to two counts of contempt of court on March 20 and April 26 for failing to comply with the terms of the order of protection and was sentenced to 42 days in jail, court records show.