Anoka man sentenced for violating no contact order

An Anoka man has been sentenced to jail and probation by Anoka County District Court for violating a no contact order.

Aaron Jacob Smith pleaded guilty March 1 to violating the no contract order, a felony, and was sentenced to 120 days in jail and five years on probation after a 15-month prison sentence was stayed. He was given credit for 48 days served in jail.

A second felony charge of first-degree burglary was dismissed.

During Smith’s probation, he is to have no contact with his ex-girlfriend, except as approved by the corrections department for child care.

According to the criminal complaint, Smith called to tell his ex-girlfriend he was on the way over to her St. Francis apartment July 22, 2012 and left several voice mail messages.

The woman called the St. Francis Police Department at 1:12 p.m. to report Smith had broken into her apartment.

According to the woman’s account, Smith showed up at her apartment door around 1 p.m. and pounded on the door, demanding to be let in.

With the safety chain in place, the woman opened the door and told Smith she was calling the police at which point Smith broke through the door and snatched the phone away from her, then fled.

Tammy Sakry is at [email protected]

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