A 26-year-old man is accused of Stalking a woman and making threats against her life, according to a story in today’s St. Pete Times. The stalker has been using his cell phone to leave the victim disturbing voice mail and text messages.
Texts such as “I’ll kill you” and “take ’em to your grave” were sent to the victim, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department.
The woman and her mother may have even been the target of a “drive-by shooting” last month, though no one has been arrested in connection with that.
Jared Borgesto Murray was arrested and charged Monday with Aggravated Stalking (a very serious Felony).
According to his arrest warrant, Murray is accused of harassing the victim between November 20th and December 20th. The victim and her mother called the police in November and told them that Murray had been calling both of them and leaving threatening messages.
As they spoke to an officer the morning of Nov. 20th, the arrest warrant said, the victim’s cell phone received two (2) text messages from Murray threatening to hurt her and the police if they “get in my way.”
On Dec. 15th, according to the arrest warrant, the woman told the police that she was still receiving threats even after changing her cell phone number. That month, she also obtained a Domestic Violence Injunction (DVI) against Murray.
Two (2) days later, the woman’s mother told the police that she heard a “loud bang” around 12:25 a.m. Police found bullet holes in the Mazda parked outside and a hole in the front of their house. Fortunately, no one was injured.
The arrest warrant also detailed a number of threatening text messages:
“Immna kill you. An then I’m gonna kill myself.”
“U hurt me now its time for u to hurt exclusively lol watch thank god.”
“Anybody … even look at me crazy your jeopardizing ya whole family an dats on my life.”
Sprint was able to connect the two (2) cell phone numbers that the police said were being used to harass the victim to Murray. Murray was also arrested last year in a separate Domestic Battery incident involving the same victim, according to the police.
Murray, of 2500 14th Street South, posted $100,000 bail and was released from the Pinellas County Jail on Monday.
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