A man is facing new charges after following his wife inside the Northampton County Courthouse, where she had just reported that he disregarded a temporary restraining order, officials said.
Kristopher F. Lytle, 32, was arrested last Wednesday for violating the restraining order, after Sarah Lytle spotted him in a parking lot as she was leaving the courthouse, and he followed her back inside, officials said.
Kristopher Lytle was charged with domestic assault on Sept. 20 and released on unsecured bail eight days later, with one of the conditions being that he have no contact with his wife, officials said, adding that Sarah Lytle had been granted a temporary restraining order on Sept. 24.
Sarah Lytle reported that her husband had contact with her for four consecutive days, from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, officials said.
On Sept, 28, the day he was released on bail, Lytle attempted to give his wife bags of food and cigarettes while she was standing on the porch of their home at 222 Chestnut St., Pen Argyl, Northampton Co., officials said.
He made contact the next day as his wife was dropping off their children at Kristopher's mother's home at 102 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Pen Argyl, and the day after that, by texting her on his mother's cell phone, officials said.
On Oct. 1, Lytle was seen standing in the middle of a street, staring at his wife as she arrived home, and the next day, Lytle drove past the home and beeped his horn several times and then sent texts to his wife on his mother's cell phone, pretending to be his mother and asking Sarah to "forgive Kristopher," officials said.
Lytle was arraigned on stalking and harassment charges late Tuesday night and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $150,000 bail, according to court documents.
A preliminary hearing is set for 11 a.m. Oct. 18.