A Louisiana man will spend 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to stalking his ex-girlfriend, the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office said.
Charles Ray Alexander III entered a plea to aggravated stalking, and was sentenced by Cobb County Superior Court Judge G. Grant Grantley to serve a decade behind bars.
Prosecutors said Alexander and the woman began dating in April 2017, but she soon ended the relationship after noticing “signs of aggressive and controlling behavior.” However, Alexander visited the woman’s home in May 2017 and “physically attacked her for hours,” the District Attorney’s Office said.
The woman received hundreds of phone calls from Alexander, who also made numerous threats to her life, the office said. Alexander was arrested on the harassing communications charges and extradited back to Louisiana. While he was in custody on a parole violation charge in October 2017, Alexander also made 11 calls to the Cobb woman, even after she reminded him that the calls were a violation to a restraining order she had in place.
Prosecutors said Alexander, who has a history of domestic violence in Louisiana, has been convicted for stalking and violating protective orders at least four times.
“The emotional damage Charles Alexander caused to this victim and so many others will never be undone, but hopefully they can heal now that this case has been put to rest,” said Assistant District Attorney Stephanie Green, who prosecuted the case with Senior Assistant District Attorney Patricia Hull.
Alexander represented himself in the case. He will receive credit for the time served, as he has been in custody since June 2017.
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