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Woman charged with violation of PFA


February 15. 2013 8:02PM
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By Edward Lewis elewis@timesleader.comStaff Writer
KINGSTON TWP. – Police arrested a woman Tuesday for allegedly violating a protection from abuse order when she sent harassing and threatening e-mails to a shared account with her husband.

Elaine Liss, 49, of Ridge Street, Shavertown, sent 19 e-mails to an account in her name from Friday to Tuesday knowing they would be read by Michael Liss.
Michael Liss obtained a PFA against his wife on Aug. 19, claiming she stole his prescription medication and used a butcher knife to carve an expletive word on his vehicle, according to the PFA affidavit.
A judge on Aug. 19 granted a temporary PFA prohibiting Elaine Liss from having any contact with her husband.
Police allege Elaine Liss began sending the e-mails to Michael Liss after being served with the PFA.
Elaine Liss was charged with 20 counts of harassment, and one count each of intimidation against a witness or victim and violating the PFA. She was arraigned by District Judge James Tupper in Kingston Township and released on $8,000 unsecured bail.
According to the criminal complaint:
Luzerne County sheriff deputies served Elaine Liss with a restraining order on Aug. 19. The restraining order prohibited her from having any contact with Michael Liss.
She began sending harassing and threatening e-mails to her account on Aug. 20 knowing Michael Liss would receive the e-mails on his cell phone. She also left a voice message on his cell phone on Tuesday.
She was arrested Tuesday when she appeared at the police department to file a complaint. Elaine Liss admitted to sending the e-mails, and asked police why she was being charged for sending e-mails to herself.
Elaine Liss was sentenced in June to one year probation on a resisting arrest charge for struggling with police investigating a disturbance involving Michael Liss at the Ridge Street residence on Dec. 13, according to court records.
A hearing for a permanent PFA is scheduled today in county court.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled on Sept. 2 before Tupper.


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