ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A Yorkville man found himself charged with violating the terms of his bail by allegedly making verbal threats to a person he was ordered not to have any communication with while at the Kane County Judicial Center, according to Kane County Sheriff’s reports and court records.
Steve Ruales, 33, of the 1300 block of Orchid Street, Yorkville, told deputies he was at the courthouse to accompany his girlfriend’s court appearance shortly before 4 p.m. on June 17, reports stated.
Ruales said he was sitting down in the lower level waiting area when the person identified in the no-contact order walked past, the report stated.
“Steve admitted to staring at (the victim) but denied making verbal communication during his duration at the courthouse,” the report stated.
However, the victim told deputies that Ruales made verbal threats to him when he walked by, the report stated.
An attorney was present at the time the threats were made towards the victim, the report stated.
According to the conditions of Ruales’s bond release on a May 11 felony charge of criminal damage, the judge ordered him not to have any contact with several individuals, court records show – including the one at the courthouse, the report stated.
Yorkville police took Ruales into custody at his home, and deputies transported him to the Kane County jail, the report stated.
Ruales is scheduled to appear in court for a hearing July 2.
Source: The Daily Chronicle