SYCAMORE – A Roselle man charged with stalking and harassing a woman told a judge Wednesday he was unable to post bail to be released from jail.
Joseph A. Canup, 42, of the 700 block of Irving Park Road in Roselle, was charged with stalking and harassment through electronic communication. If convicted of the stalking charge, he faces up to three years in prison. He appeared in court Wednesday via closed-circuit TV from the county jail.
A woman informed the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office on July 7 that Canup, her ex-boyfriend, had sent her more than 125 text messages, left her voice mail and talked with her children, all after she had repeatedly told him to stop contacting her and her family, according to court documents.
A warrant for Canup’s arrest was issued July 10, with bond set at $50,000. Prosecutor Julie Trevarthen with the DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s Office said Wednesday in court that Canup currently has a pending charge of stalking in McHenry County.
The public defender’s office was appointed to represent Canup, who will appear in court again July 17.