Ganz charged with violating an order for protection

Jason Michael Ganz, 31, Randall, was charged with one felony count of domestic abuse—violating two or more orders for protection within 10 years of previous conviction by Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff.

The Little Falls Police Department received a report Feb. 10, that Ganz had violated an order for protection, dated June 10, 2010, prohibiting him from having any contact with the victim.

The same order was amended Nov. 8, 2010, and again March 30, 2011, ordering Ganz not to call, text or contact the victim by any electronic means.

The victim told police that  from Feb. 8 – 10, Ganz called numerous times. Phone records indicated he made 20 calls.

An examination of Ganz’ criminal history revealed he was convicted in 2008 of domestic assault, domestic assault by strangulation and violating a no contact order. He also was convicted in October 2011, of violating an order for protection.

If convicted, Ganz faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine.