For tooting his car horn, an Evans Mills man was in police custody Tuesday morning for the fifth time this year because of his alleged continued harassment of a Watertown woman.
Marcus E. Hood, 26, of 28985 Simonet Cutoff Road, Apt. 2, is charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a felony. City police arrested him Monday evening on Huntington Street and detained him for arraignment Tuesday in City Court.
Police said he is accused of stopping his vehicle at 5:39 p.m. Monday in front of the 340 N. Rutland St. apartment of Summer E.J. Bettis, 25, and of tooting the horn. He then drove off, police said. The activity violates stay-away terms of a Family Court order of protection.
Mr. Hood was already facing another criminal contempt felony lodged only six days earlier when he allegedly entered the enclosed porch at her residence.
During February and April, Mr. Hood accumulated 12 charges in three arrests for actions directed against Ms. Bettis. He satisfied the charges on June 25 with a guilty plea to two counts of second-degree criminal contempt, and he was sentenced to three years probation. It is because of the conviction in June that his charges on Aug. 29 and Monday are felonies.