A Carpinteria man is facing new charges after Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies say they found him near an ex-girlfriend’s home, in violation of an court order.
Deputies say they took three separate reports last week of a subject harassing his ex-girlfriend, who lives in Carpinteria. On Saturday, they arrested Evan James Connor for annoying electronic communications, as well as for possession of drug paraphernalia. They also obtained an Emergency Protective Order which required Connor to stay at least 100 years away from the woman’s home. The 20 year old man was released from jail on bail later that same day.
Yesterday, deputies say they spotted Connor lurking in the neighborhood near the woman’s home, in violation of the 100 yard restriction. They arrested him on charges of violation of a restraining order, and stalking with a restraining order.