A 20-year-old Helena man was charged with two violations of a no-contact order and a felony count of burglary.

Nicholas Ryan Vinson is accused of breaking the no-contact order in October and in November, the first time by phone and the second time by entering the protected person’s home, according to court documents.

The protected person called police on Saturday afternoon, reporting that Vinson had broken the no-contact order by calling multiple times.

The person also told the officer Vinson entered the victim's home through a window and locked himself in the master bedroom, court documents say. Vinson allegedly sent a text message inviting the person to join him in the bedroom to talk. Other people were at the residence and eventually persuaded him to leave, according to the affidavit.

The officer then called Vinson and he confirmed the allegations, according to court documents. Vinson claimed the protected person had initiated the calls. When asked about breaking into the residence, Vinson stated it occurred “a long time ago.”

The officer arrested Vinson after asking him to meet in the Walmart parking lot. 


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