A rural Bloomington woman is accused of continuing to send messages asking to meet with a child who resides in Greene County even though a meeting and these messages are allegedly in violation of a protective order.
Chastity Ann Hix, 45, with a home address located west of Bloomington, was taken into custody and booked into the Greene County Jail by Greene County Sheriff’s Detective Shawn Cullison on Tuesday, July 3, around 5:30 p.m.
She was arrested on a warrant issued as a result of an investigation by GCSD Deputy Jordan Gooding.
On June 21, Gooding responded to a complaint made by a man who lives in eastern Greene County. The man said a protective order is in place for his child. He said the protective order is against Hix, the child’s mother.
Gooding reported the man told him Hix continues to send messages to the man’s wife asking for one of them to bring the child to meet Hix for lunch so Hix can see the child. They continue to reply no, because that would be in violation of the court order and they will not violate it.
According to Gooding, the man told him the family had been in court in Greene County in April over protective order issues and the judge had granted an extension of the protective order and had taken all parenting time away from Hix.
Gooding reported he had looked through all paperwork provided by the man as well as copies of the messages Hix had sent, and a copy of a recent report on the case completed by the Department of Child Services.
Gooding also reviewed the protective order then submitted his findings to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office.
Deputy Prosecutor Cheryl Jackson Stone then filed a criminal case against Hix and on Monday, July 2, a warrant was issued for her arrest.
Jail records indicate she was initially held without bond pending a court appearance.
When she does appear in Greene Superior Court for an initial hearing, she will be charged with invasion of privacy – a violation of a protective order, a Class A misdemeanor.