Violation of a ‘no contact order’ lands Eagan man in jail

Michael Leroy Finken, 49, Eagan, was charged Aug. 20, with one felony count of violating a no contact order within 10 years of the first of two or more convictions.

A Dakota County District Court judge issued a criminal domestic abuse no contact order Feb. 8, prohibiting Finken from having contact with another person.

On Aug. 18, a Little Falls police officer stopped Finken knowing he did not have a valid driver’s license. In the vehicle was the person he was not allowed to have contact with and as a result, he was placed under arrest.

An examination of Finken’s criminal record showed he had been previously convicted of violating a harassment restraining order in Morrison County in October 2008 and two domestic assault convictions in Stearns County in April 2004 and December 2005. The prior convictions make the current offense a felony.

If convicted, Finken faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.