Joshua Herdt charged with violating a no contact order

Joshua Travis Herdt, 23, Waite Park, was charged in criminal court with one felony county of violating a no-contact order.

On March 14, Herdt was convicted in Stearns County for felony domestic assault. As part of his probation, he was prevented from having any contact with the victim in that case.

On April 4, the Stearns County judge amended the no-contact order to allow for personal contact between Herdt and the other person if an adult was present.

On Sept 3, a welfare check was conducted in Morrison County and when the officer arrived, he allegedly saw Herdt speaking with the victim and there was not an adult supervisor present.

According to the criminal complaint, Herdt admitted he was staying at the residence and he was placed under arrest.

An examination of Herdt’s criminal history showed that he also has two juvenile delinquency adjudications from Douglas County for fifth degree assault in November 2006.

Based on the prior conviction and adjudications, the offense was enhanced to a felony.

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

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