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GP Police Jailed Man for Violating Court Order by Contact & Text Messaging

Grants Pass Police jailed a man for violating a court order yesterday by contacting the protected party in person and through numerous text messages.

According to the Police Department, officers were alerted to the incident at Rogue View Gardens on Fruitdale Drive on Monday around 9:45 a.m..

Police said a friend of the 40-year-old female protected party called 9-1-1 to report that the woman told her an ex-boyfriend identified as 48-year-old John Robert Leblanc had just been there and left, but he would be returning. The friend asked for a welfare check because the suspect is a drug user and he had threatened her.

According to the report, Leblanc violated a valid restraining order by showing up at the protected party's apartment and he had also sent her over 30 text messages. The court order prohibited contact by any means and prohibited him from being within 150 feet of her home. He was on video from a neighbor's ring camera.

John Leblanc returned to the apartment complex a short time later and was placed into custody. He was lodged at the Josephine County Jail for two counts of Contempt of Court-Restraining Order Violation and was being held without bail.
Posted on 11/28/23 11:26AM by Sam Marsh