Manchester Man Arrested for Violating Protective Order Before New Trial

A Manchester man has been arrested for violating a protective order – just weeks before trial.

Bob Krogmann is accused of shooting his girlfriend, Jean Smith of Dundee, three times over a decade ago. She was seriously injured, but survived – and he was convicted of Attempted Murder by a jury.

But after serving about eight and a half years in prison, the Supreme Court ruled there was a structural error in his case regarding the freezing of his assets. Krogmann was released, with a new trial scheduled.

But while on release, Krogmann was arrested after coming in contact with Smith at last month’s Delaware County Fair – violating a no-contact/protective order. According to a complaint filed with the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, Smith was sitting on the bleachers at the Beef Show on Thursday, July 15th when Krogmann walked in and made eye contact with her before sitting down about six to eight feet away from her. After ten minutes, Smith got up and left the show ring.

Krogmann was charged with Contempt – Violation of No Contact/Protective Order. He posted bond and was released from jail.

His re-trial is scheduled for August 17th in Black Hawk County.

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