Man accused of stalking former professor in Johns Creek arrested in Alabama

An Alabama man has been arrested for allegedly stalking a Johns Creek woman for 10 years and shooting into her home last week.

Channel 2 Action News reported that Thursday’s rifle shot into the door of a home on Cauley Creek Drive in Johns Creek nearly struck two children inside the home.

“Had the bullet continued on its current trajectory, it would have gone right into the bedroom where two small children were sleeping,” Johns Creek police Lt. Chris Byers told Channel 2.

Byers told the station that the woman who lives in the home is a former professor at an Alabama college and that a former student had been stalking her for 10 years.

Sunday, police in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover arrested James Jones Jr., 31, of Vestavia Hills, Ala., and charged him stalking, harassing communications, terroristic threats, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, discharging a firearm near a city street and four counts of aggravated assault.

Jones was arrested by a Hoover police officer during a traffic stop, according to Johns Creek police.

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