BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Kress Albert Hansen, 53, was arrested yesterday for the second time in three days after allegedly violating a no-contact order.
Hansen was arrested on January 5 after allegedly hitting a woman in a homeless camp off 39th Avenue. According to the victim, she and Hansen were arguing over money and the fact that he took all of her belongings out of her tent. Hansen then allegedly hit her in the chest, and she fell down. The victim also reportedly said that Hansen punched her multiple times while she was on the ground. The victim said she had met Hansen a few days ago and that she let him stay at her campsite while she was staying with a friend. She said the incident happened when she returned to her tent.
Post Miranda, Hansen denied any physical contact with the victim but admitted that they had been arguing and that he had moved her belongings “due to the rain.”
Hansen was released on his own recognizance with standard release conditions that included having no contact with the victim, but a Gainesville Police Department officer responded to the camp yesterday to investigate an alleged violation of that condition; he wrote that Hansen was 50 feet away from the victim. The officer reported that Hansen began backing away when he saw the officer and then began to run. After a foot chase, the officer warned Hansen that he would use his Taser, and Hansen stopped. However, when the officer ordered Hansen to the ground, he allegedly refused and had to be physically placed on the ground and then handcuffed.
Hansen was identified with his Michigan driver’s license and has an out-of-state criminal record going through 2022. His last arrest in Alachua County was in 1997. Bail information is unavailable on weekends.
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