A woman may go to jail for her man after police arrived to see her harboring her boyfriend after being expressly forbidden by the court not to be around him.
The woman, Emily K. Kelsey, 23, told police it was none of their business when they arrived at her door to find out if bond conditions had been violated by her boyfriend, Dustin Hirzel. He had been forbidden to go around Kelsey or her children. Police arrived at the home with information that Hirzel was somewhere inside.
“She stated police were just harassing her,” wrote policewoman Katelyn Neal in the warrant against Kelsey. “She said they were just trying to be a family and she did not feel in fear for her life and that she and Mr. Hirzel wanted to be left alone.”
While officer Neal was talking to Kelsey, patrolman Matthew Stubblefield looked through a back window and positively identified Hirzel inside the house.
“I took a step onto the front porch and Miss Kelsey stepped in front of the door,” Neal said, noting she could hear Hirzel talking by that point so they knew he was in the house. “She refused to let officers in the residence.”
Along with being charged with filing a false report, police also charged Kelsey with child endangerment after she walked away from the house and left her 7-month-old and 2-year-old children there with Hirzel who she admitted does drugs and has violent tendencies.