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Police: Joliet man violated bond by contacting victim from county jail

Niko K. Hadac
Niko K. Hadac

JOLIET – A Joliet man allowed to leave jail on bond got arrested again before he actually left for allegedly texting the woman whose car he had been accused of taking, police said.

Niko K. Hadac, 26, of the first block of Ivy Street, allegedly committed the violation while he was still in the Will County jail’s bond lobby, police said.

Shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday, Will County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a disturbance in the 100 block of Park Road in Joliet Township, said Kathy Hoffmeyer, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office.

Deputies spoke with a woman who claimed Hadac arrived at her home and took her vehicle without her permission, Hoffmeyer said.

Hadac was later found in Joliet and arrested on a charge of criminal trespass to a vehicle, Hoffmeyer said. He was booked into Will County jail Tuesday evening and given a $1,500 recognizance bond.

Hoffmeyer said Hadac signed the bail bond paperwork stating he was to have no contact with the woman.

However, roughly five hours later, deputies reportedly received a call from the woman.

The woman claimed Hadac sent her text messages and that this upset her, Hoffmeyer said. Deputies met with the woman and read the text messages, she said.

Deputies then contacted jail staff to inquire whether Hadac had been released. They were reportedly told Hadac posted bail but was still in the bond lobby.

The deputies headed over to the jail and arrested Hadac on a charge of violating a court order and the conditions of his bond.

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