Man violates order of protection for second time in two weeks

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A Cortland man has now violated an order of protection twice in a span of two weeks, according to a Cortland County Sheriff’s Office report.

Michael C. Palmer, 32, violated a full stay-away order of protection on Feb. 21 by texting the victim from an unrelated and undisclosed case a few years ago where Palmer was convicted of second-degree criminal contempt. This led to Palmer’s first arrest and a charge of first-degree criminal contempt.

Palmer texted the victim again on March 5, and once again was arrested. He was charged with first-degree criminal contempt and an aggravated family offense (a Class-E Felony), and fourth-degree stalking (a Class-B Misdemeanor).

Palmer was arraigned, released and now scheduled to appear in Freetown town court at 5 p.m. March 22.