Man pleads guilty to one of two no contact order violations

A man charged with two felony no contact order violations in a month in Coon Rapids has pleaded guilty to one of them in an Anoka County District Court plea agreement.

Joshua Thomas Henning, 23, was placed on probation for five years and given credit for 78 days spent in jail.

Probation conditions include submitting a DNA sample, completing domestic abuse counseling and treatment, and submitting to urinalysis and breath testing.

Both no contact order violations, the first Aug. 24, 2013, and the second Sept. 19, 2013, took place at an apartment on the 11000 block of Mississippi Boulevard Northwest, where a woman lived who had been given a no contact order against Henning, her ex-boyfriend, following his conviction for domestic assault July 23, 2012, with the order remaining in effect for two years.

In April 2013, Henning had pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of violating the order, and a warrant had been issued for his arrest after he had failed to appear in court for sentencing.

On the August 2013 incident, Henning had gone to the woman’s apartment to retrieve a memory card, but he had left before police arrived.

A search of the apartment area involving a  police dog found Henning hiding in a storage area. He had a large hunting knife on his person, according to the complaint.

When police were called to the woman’s apartment Sept. 19, 2013, Henning was discovered in the bathroom of the apartment.

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