Today a Washington Court House man will face a jury of his peers after being accused of violating a protection order in March after being found guilty of violating previous protection orders.
Jeromie M. Tackett, 36, of 513 Earl St., was arrested on March 26 after City of Washington police officers responded to a burglary at 739 Gregg Street. An anonymous caller advised dispatch that a male with a gray jacket and beard was attempting to get into the house through a side window, according to officer reports.
Patrolman Derek Pfeifer picked up Tackett near Winkin’ Willies. Tackett was identified by a neighbor as the individual who had been trying to enter the house, according to reports.
The victim had been asleep with her two small children and stated that she had been unaware of Tackett trying to enter the house, but that at the moment there was an active protection order against him. The victim told police that Tackett had just been released from prison for felony domestic violence against her, reports said. The victim and Tackett have an 11-month-old son together.
The protection order states that Tackett must stay at least 500 feet away from the victim’s home. Tackett has two prior convictions of violating a protection order, both out of the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas.
Tackett was indicted in April on one count of violating a protection order (one or more priors), a felony of the fifth degree.
He pleaded guilty in September of 2014 on one count of violating a protection order, a felony of the fifth degree, and one count of domestic violence, a felony of the fourth degree. The court sentenced him to seven months in prison. Tackett was awarded 67 days jail time credit for time spent in custody.
Tackett had just been released Feb. 20.