NORWICH – The Norwich Police Department apprehended two men Wednesday in separate cases – both allegedly stalked and committed violent crimes against women.
Jason Doliver, 27, of 10 Northrup Ave., Norwich, was charged with two felonies and four lesser crimes for allegedly chasing a woman across the city of Norwich, in a vehicle pursuit that police say included Doliver ramming the victim’s vehicle with his own and taking her cell phone in order to keep her from calling 911.
“All in defiance of a court order of protection forbidding him from having contact with the victim,” said First Assistant District Attorney Stephen M. Dunshee.
Doliver appeared in Norwich City court at Thursday morning before Judge James Downey for his felony hearing.
Doliver’s defense attorney Steven Natoli said the alleged victim had a prior relationship with his client and that they had a child together. Natoli also said the alleged victim in the case had given his client permission to contact her in denial of the court order.
“She might of said it was OK, but I’ll tell you right out of the box it’s not OK, not unless you hear it from this bench,” said Downey, who issued another order of protection requiring Doliver to stay away from the victim and any children they had together.
Doliver rolled his eyes at the decision, and Downey noted it to the court.
“Don’t be rolling your eyes acting like you’re a victim here. You’re not a victim. You are a defendant in a very serious case,” he said threatening to deny the $2,500 cash bail.
“If you violate this order of protection, you will not get bail in this case, period,” said the judge.