Christopher Lockhart enters plea in bond violation case

Christopher Lockhart mugshot
A mugshot of Christopher Lockhart (Courtesy: Kalamazoo County Jail)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) —  It was deja vu in a courtroom Monday, as Christopher Lockhart pleaded not guilty to violating his bond a second time.

The judge set his bond at $50,000.

Lockhart, who remains the sole person of interest in his wife’s disappearance from Portage was in police custody over the weekend.

Court documents out of Kalamazoo County show that a bench warrant requested Friday accused Lockhart of violating his bond conditions. It is not yet clear which condition he is accused of violating.

Those conditions stem from accusations that Lockhart cut his neighbor’s cable and air conditioning line earlier this month. He’s charged with malicious destruction of property and interfering with electronic communications.

This is the second time in one week Lockhart is accused of violating bond.

On July 17, police pulled him over for drunk driving. Lockhart pleaded not guilty the following day. At that hearing, the judge added more restrictions to Lockhart’s $20,000 cash or surety bond. Lockhart was released to the office of community corrections and ordered to wear a tether to monitor his alcohol consumption.

It has now been more than two months since Lockhart’s wife, Theresa, was last seen. Portage police tell 24 Hour News 8 they unfortunately do not have any updates in the search for her.

–24 Hour News 8’s Lynsey Mukomel and Heather Walker contributed to this report.