ACTON — A texted call for help to a dispatch center on Tuesday afternoon resulted in the arrest of a 30-year-old local man for allegedly defying a court order by twice being in contact with his domestic partner.

 Dispatchers were quickly able to determine a likely source of the text.

York County Sheriff’s deputies were advised around 2:30 p.m Tuesday that somebody was texting a 911 call for help to the dispatchers at the Sanford Regional Communications Center. 

“The dispatchers were able to ascertain that the text call came from an area on Foxes Ridge Road in Acton,” said Sheriff William King in a statement. “Dispatchers also researched recent call history for the area and alerted deputies of a residence with recent domestic assault history.”

The sheriff went on to say that when deputies arrived at the address a woman met them and told them she was fearful because she was in a domestic dispute with Emanuel Slobada. The woman related that he had left the residence shortly before the deputies arrived. 

“The woman explained that she had called the police before on Emanuel because of a domestic violence issue and he was arrested,” said King. The woman also related that that court had ordered Slobada to have no contact with her as one of several conditions of his release.

While the deputies were still at the residence, Slobada returned and after an interview, deputies arrested and charged him with  violating his bail conditions of release. 

He is held without bail at York County Jail and was scheduled to appear at Springvale District Court on Wednesday.


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