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Valpo man arrested  for intimidating woman

Khristopher Hepner.| Provided Photo~Sun-Times Media

Khristopher Hepner.| Provided Photo~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: April 9, 2013 4:23PM



Khristopher Hepner, 29, of Valparaiso, was arrested for cutting-off his court-ordered GPS bracelet and attempting to contact — more than 30 times Saturday — the woman he had been sentenced for threatening previously.

The 48-year-old South Haven woman told police Hepner’s calls and texts were apologetic for most of Saturday but then grew increasingly threatening as, she believed, he continued drinking. He allegedly told her he would kill her and her sons and blow up her house.

Police checked on the woman at the request of Judge Mary Harper at about 8 p.m., when the bracelet was damaged.

After making sure she was all right, officers went to Hepner’s home, in the 1100 block of West Street.

No one answered knocks at the door, but his vehicle was outside and they saw a man sleeping on the living room couch, so police kicked in the front door and took Hepner into custody just before 9 p.m.

He was charged with felony violation of home detention, felony intimidation and misdemeanor invasion of privacy, because his alleged acts also violated the protective order directing him not to have contact with the woman.



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