By Lisa Pett
A 34-year-old Stevens Point man is facing felony charges for criminal trespass, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct, as well as for making contact with his ex-girlfriend after a court order not to do so.
Jesse Lukitsch appeared before Judge John Finn in Portage County Court on Monday to face the charges, which, due to his criminal history with this victim are counted as felonies.
According to the criminal complaint, Lukitsch was arrested on May 8 after officers from the Stevens Point Police Department were dispatched to an apartment on Terrace Lane when the victim called to report a problem with her ex-boyfriend.
The victim stated that she had fallen asleep on her couch and left the door open for her roommate. When she awoke, she found Lukitsch sitting in a chair beside her rolling a cigarette. The victim told police that Lukitsch became angry when she asked him to leave and flipped over the end table, shattering the glass top.
Lukitsch was on probation from a 2014 case in which he was convicted of battery and strangulation on the same victim.
He was arrested on probation violation and taken to the Portage County Jail.
He pleaded not guilty to all charges and was issued a $5,000 signature bond in this case. Judge Finn also ordered Lukitsch to comply with the conditions of his probation, including no direct or indirect contact with the victim.
He is due back in court on August 24.