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Tuesday, October 17 News

Stamford man charged with violating restraining order

DARIEN —A 47-year-old Stamford man was released on a $25,000 bond after he was charged with harassing and threatening for allegedly violating a protective order.

On Aug. 1 around 9 a.m., the holder of a restraining order against Gregg Karas met with Darien police to report several incidents where Karas violated the order. The restraining order was issued June 29 and on July 2, Karas continuously drove by a department store where the victim was shopping. Around July 18, the victim received an email saying Karas followed her on an online app. The victim said Karas had also threatened her on an unknown date.

The order against Karas, of Bedford Street in Stamford, prevented him from contacting the victim in any way and indicated he could not “threaten, abuse, harass, follow, interfere or stalk the protected person.” Based on that, plus the victim’s statements, a warrant was placed for Karas’ arrest.

The warrant was served Aug. 1 in Stamford Superior Court. Karas was returned to Darien police headquarters where he was charged with second-degree harassment, second-degree threatening and violating a protective order. He was released on a $25,000 bond and given a court date of Aug. 2.

EKayata@hearstmediact.com; @erin_kayata

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