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Carbon man facing several charges

Published September 05. 2013 08:11AM

A Nesquehoning man faces a charge of harassment by communication and defiant trespass. John N. Eremus, 49, of 209 W. Catawissa St., allegedly harassed Erica Harrison.

According to an affidavit of probable cause field by Officer Carl Breiner, at about 11 p.m. Aug. 8 he was dispatched to Eremus' address for a domestic incident. Harrison said Eremus was sending her harassing text messages and that she wanted him stopped. Eremus was there and Breiner warned him that if he sent more messages he would be charged. Breiner cleared the incident at 11:48 p.m.

Seven minutes later Eremus sent Harrison another text message.

When Breiner confronted him, Eremus smiled at the officer and said "I must have sent it by mistake."

Breiner told him he'd be charged.

Three days before, on Aug. 5, Officer Brian White was sent to the house because Eremus was there and Harrison wanted him out. It was 9:49 p.m. and White was met by Harrison and her boyfriend, Greg Ward. Harrison said Eremus was at her house and was not allowed to be there, and that he had been served with a letter from her landlord stating Eremus was not to be there. Harrison also said Eremus kept sending her text messages after being told to stop.

Eremus was gone when White arrived, so he went looking for him. White found Eremus in the 300 block of East Catawissa Street. He asked him where he was going, and Eremus said, "Lehighton."

White asked him why he had been at Harrison's house, Eremus said he had wanted to stay there for the night. White asked him why he had left before White got there and Eremus answered that it was because he was not allowed at Harrison's house.

White told him he was lying, that he had left because he knew police were on the way. White took Eremus to the police station. After having charges of harassment and defiant trespass approved by the Carbon County District Attorney's Office, he took Eremus to his mother's house in Lehighton.

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