The present bout of trouble for Charles Baker, 62, began on September 4 when he appeared in court to appeal a 2007 order of protection forbidding him from contacting his estranged spouse, Rhonda Ellis. Upon leaving court, Baker went outside, where alert Court Deputies observed him hopping into a car, with Ellis driving. Baker was then charged with violating the restraining order, and Ellis was then charged with DWI.
“Not in your life, with your mental health issues,” said Judge Cohen in response to the lovebirds’ requests to have the restraining order cancelled. “I don’t know if they get back together, if she’s going to live or die.”
This is Baker’s third felony violation of a court order. According to the NYS Department of Corrections, Baker did two years in state prison for criminal contempt starting 2007, then two more years for aggravated criminal contempt starting 2010, for a second violation.
Ellis was charged with DWI of prescription medications after the pair were promptly pulled over by law enforcement.