BATAVIA – A North Aurora man who was charged with phone harassment of a Batavia woman last year – an order of protection filing stated he texted and called her over 300 times – now faces new charges that he violated the order of protection and could have his bail increased, court records show.
According to the charging documents, Mitchell S. Flores, 34, of the 1100 block of Kilbery Lane, North Aurora was charged Jan. 6 with two incidents.
The first charge states that between 8:18 and 9:35 a.m. on or about Jan. 4, Flores sent numerous text messages “which were harassing and abusive in nature which violated the order.”
The second charge states that between 11:38 and 11:42 p.m. on or about Jan. 5, Flores telephoned the victim three times, “leaving a voice mail apologizing for interrupting her sex with the victim’s new boyfriend and accusing the victim of being a drug addict unable to care for their child, which violated the order.”
The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office filed a petition to increase Flores’s bail, based on violating the conditions of his bond and the new charges of violating the order of protection, court records show.
Flores is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 16 for a hearing on a petition to increase his bond, records show.
The prosecutor’s petition recounts Flores’s charges, bail and bond conditions:
• Flores posted $150 bail to meet the $1,500 bond set for the first offense of misdemeanor electronic harassment charged on Nov. 15, 2019.
• Flores was charged again on Nov. 22, 2019 with misdemeanor electronic harassment, with bond set at $40,000.
• Flores was charged with felony electronic harassment on Nov. 25, 2019. His bond was reduced to $15,000 from $30,000. His aunt posted the required bail on Dec. 12 and Flores was released from custody.
• At his bond hearing on Nov. 25, 2019, Judge Keith Johnson ordered Flores to have no contact, directly or indirectly, with the woman and other household members.
• Other conditions of Flores’s release included that he obey all court orders and not commit any criminal offenses.
The petition, however, does not recommend a new amount to be required for bond.
Flores may face new legal woes, however, as he was charged with driving under the influence on Jan. 6 in Batavia, court and police records show.
In Kane County Judge John Dalton’s Dec. 3, 2019 approved order of protection, he ordered that Flores “shall remain sober and not under the influence of any drug/alcohol.”
According to the officer’s sworn statement in the court file, he “noted (the) odor of alcohol on the breath of (Flores, who) had slurred speech, bloodshot glassy eyes. (Flores) admitted to consumption of alcohol.”
Flores was also charged with disobeying a traffic control signal, driving without insurance and transportation of open liquor, court records show.
He is to appear in court Feb. 26 for a plea setting on the traffic charges.