GENEVA – A homeless woman, who was twice charged with misdemeanor violation of an order of protection, is now charged with felony violation of an order of protection and is being held on $50,000 bond in the Kane County jail, police and court records show.
Bianca Allen, 30, was also charged Jan. 30 with misdemeanor assault. The order of protection violation and the assault occurred at a home in the 0-99 block of Briar Lane.
Allen had been previously charged on Jan. 6 and Dec. 26 for violating an order of protection that had been granted Dec. 23, records show.
Allen had been released on bail for the Jan. 6 misdemeanor charge and she had been released on her own recognizance for the Dec. 26 charge.
She would have to post $5,000 as bail or 10% of the bond that was set.
The latest charge is a Class 4 felony, punishable by one to four years in prison and a fine up to $25,000 if convicted.
Allen is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 26 on the misdemeanor and felony charges.
Court records show Allen had been previously charged with domestic battery in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
In an order of protection petition, which was granted on Dec. 23, 2019, the petitiioner detailed that Allen pleaded guilty to one count of domestic battery on the 2016 charge; one 2017 case was set for trial, then dismissed and not prosecuted; Allen pleaded guilty on a second charge in 2017; a charge in 2018 was still pending when the current charges were filed, records show.
The charges from 2016, 2017 and 2018 occured when the family lived in St. Charles, records show.
The petition for an order of protection stated that despite Allen being told to have no contact, she called 13 times on Dec. 22, leaving 13 voicemail messages.
Over the past two to three months, Geneva police were called to their apartment about 10 times, according to the petition.
Allen calls 911 when it is not an emergency because she sees the ambulance as “free taxi rides,” according to the petition.