A jury trial has been scheduled for May 30 for a 59-year-old Blaine County man charged with a felony for allegedly repeatedly violating a no-contact court order regarding his ex-wife.
Pierre John Saviers pleaded not guilty to the charge at arraignment Monday in Blaine County 5th District Court. Judge Robert J. Elgee advised Saviers that felony violation of a no-contact order is punishable by up to five years in prison.
Saviers was charged with the crime for allegedly trying to contact his ex-wife about a dozen times by email or cell phone on Jan. 21.
He is also on probation for two misdemeanor no-contact-order convictions regarding his ex-wife in 2011. Idaho law provides that a person convicted of two misdemeanor counts of no-contact order violations can be charged with a felony if a third charge is filed within five years of the prior convictions.
He is also on probation for a misdemeanor DUI conviction in 2011.
Saviers remains incarcerated in the Blaine County jail on $175,000 bond.
Ketchum attorney Dan Dolan, assigned as public defender, told the judge that he is putting together a plan for friends of the defendant to help care for him if his bond is lowered and he is released from jail.
According to court records, Saviers, a former psychological counselor, has a history of mental illness.
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