Andover man violates contact order

A 48-year-old Andover man was convicted April 17 in Anoka County District Court on a felony charge of violating a no contact order.

Michael Francis Mealey was sentenced to 183 days in jail, but was given credit for time already served and put on five years probation.

According to court records, Mealey has a history with a 49-year-old female that has led to multiple contacts with police.

Mealey was first convicted of misdemeanor domestic assault in February, then convicted in March of violating a no contact order, which is a gross misdemeanor. Mealey faced two separate felony charges while these cases were still going through court proceedings.

On July 23, 2011, the woman who had been a victim in the other cases called police at 1:56 a.m. to say she needed help. She hung up. Police responded to the Andover home on the 2600 block of 179th Avenue and found out that the caller had a verbal argument with Mealey, who was not supposed to be seeing her.

According to the criminal complaint, she told police they were in her garage smoking cigarettes and drinking. He said he was going to bed and asked if she was coming inside. She told him she wanted to finish her last three cigarettes. He became upset and threw her purse, she said. She told authorities that she was afraid of him when he drinks so she called 911.

Police found Mealey hiding in the woods nearby, according to the complaint.

On Aug. 23, 2011 the same woman called 911 to report she had been assaulted by Mealey. She alleged that they got into an argument and he threw her on the bed and broke a shelf that was above her head.

She also said that he threw her on the floor multiple times and her back hurt, according to the complaint. She told police that Mealey was her boyfriend and he was living with her.

Mealey pleaded guilty to the felony charge relating to the July 2011 incident. The charge related to the August 2011 incident was dismissed during the April 17 plea agreement.

Eric Hagen is at [email protected]

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