According to the accounts given in police reports, the second time was not a charm for a Darien husband who allegedly sent text messages to his wife, violating a protective order, and again was arrested.
Darien police gave this account of the incidents:
In the first case, the 43-year-old man's wife said she received numerous text messages, and told police he continued to harass her after she told him she would contact police if he didn't stop. He already had a protective order imposed on him forbidding him from harassing or having contact with his wife.
On Jan. 18, the man, who lives at Avalon apartments, 137 Hollow Tree Ridge Rd., was arrested on charges of violating a protective order and second-degree harassment, then released on a $2,500 bond pending an appearance on Jan. 22 in state Superior Court in Stamford.
Five days after that court appearance, Darien police arrested the man again, charging him again with criminal violation of a protective order.
The man's wife told police that she had received 19 text messages, which she saved and which were preserved as evidence. Police contacted the husband, and he acknowledged sending the messages.
This time he had to post a $10,000 bond to be released, which he did. His court date was set for Monday, Jan. 28. His next court date is Feb. 5 in state Superior Court in Stamford.