An Auburn man is facing criminal charges after violating a protection order against him and threatening a woman, the Auburn Police Department said.
Lt. James Slayton said Devonte A. Copes, 21, of Auburn, was with a 32-year-old woman who had the protection order against him at his residence Friday morning. The APD came to the scene around 2:30 a.m. and Copes threatened to “punch her face off,” while he was in front of the officers, Slayton said. Police then arrested Copes, and the woman was unharmed. Copes was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a class E felony.