An initial bond of $500,000 was set for a Gering man arrested this week for allegedly violating a no-contact order 22 times in a domestic violence case filed last month in Scotts Bluff County.
33-year-old Johnathan Latham was arrested Monday on 22 misdemeanor counts of contempt of court.
In court records, investigators say Latham, who had been arrested in April for Intentional Domestic Assault Causing Bodily Injury for an incident in February, used the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center inmate phone system to contact the victim 22 times over four days. Authorities say the system tied Latham’s unique inmate number to the phone number of the victim, providing the basis for the charges.
Latham was scheduled to appear in Scotts Bluff County Court on the new charges Wednesday afternoon, with the new arrest warrant again ordering him not to contact the victim in the domestic violence case.