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Crime & Courts

McHenry postal worker charged with stalking placed on electronic monitoring

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry postal worker charged with felony stalking was placed this week on electronic monitoring as his case is pending.

Dorn Peddy, 55, of McHenry, was indicted Dec. 19 on charges of aggravated stalking for allegedly violating an order of protection a woman in the same running events filed against him.

According to Assistant State’s Attorney Kate Lenhard, Peddy violated the no-contact order five times since it was taken out a year ago.

Peddy, she said, appears at places he knows the alleged victim will be. He stood outside her child’s dance studio and appeared at parks where he knew she would be running a race.
“He continues to belabor the point that he’s watching the victim,” Lenhard said. “… He’s flaunting the fact that he’s coming into close proximity of her.”

McHenry County Judge Gordon Graham on Wednesday modified Peddy’s bond and placed him on electronic monitoring at a cost of $10.50 a day.

Peddy’s defense attorney, Mark Facchini, then requested a March 17 trial date.

The order of protection allowed Peddy to compete in the same running events as the complainant, Facchini said.

“The only contact he’s had has been inadvertent and arising out of the fact that they’re in the same running circles,” he said.

It’s unclear how long Peddy has been a mail carrier. The McHenry Postmaster said Peddy had been working there “for quite awhile,” but referred all calls to a USPS spokesperson who was not immediately available for comment.

In all, Peddy is charged with six violations of an order of protection, all Class 4 felonies, and aggravated stalking, a Class 3 felony.

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