BARRE — A Graniteville man is accused of restraining a woman who had an abuse prevention order in place against him.

Christopher K. Lancaster, 52, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Washington County criminal court in Barre to a felony count of second-degree unlawful restraint and misdemeanor counts of violating and abuse prevention order and interference with access to emergency services. If convicted, Lancaster faces a maximum sentence of seven years in prison. He was released on conditions including not to contact the victim.

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Beenthere59

5 days for a protective order? And the article states he could not enter the home without permission yet there is a no contact order?? This doesn't sound good for the lady and given the fact he doesn't care about abuse orders, he should be locked up. I would hate to see his behavior escalate.

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