A 35-year-old woman who pleaded not guilty to sending over 1,000 text messages to an ex-boyfriend in November was arrested on Sunday for allegedly texting him again.
On Dec. 30, police said they were notified that Kristin Glee Vinecke sent a handful of messages to her ex-boyfriend, violating the terms of his restraining order against her. Officers located Vinecke in the parking lot of Arby’s on Harrison Avenue, where they arrested her for violating that order. She was placed in protective custody, as Vinecke reportedly threatened to harm herself in the text messages, police said.
Both the violation of protection order and protective custody citations were misdemeanors. However, on Monday, Dec. 31, police added stalking and privacy in communications felonies to the list of complaints Vinecke is facing.
As has been previously reported, Vinecke pleaded not guilty in November to six counts of privacy in communications and one felony count of stalking for texting her ex-boyfriend after he took out a restraining order against her.
At her November court appearance, District Judge Ed McLean warned Vinecke against any further contact with the victim, urging her public defender to "caution your client about how serious I am about the no-contact provision.”
Vinecke was released from the Butte-Silver Bow Detention Center on New Year’s Day.