Minden male charged with stalking

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Minden man after he allegedly stalked an ex-girlfriend over the course of several days.

On Saturday, deputies answered a call to a Highway 80 residence in Choudrant and found the distraught victim. The woman said her ex-boyfriend, Tanner B. DeThomas, 38, had been stalking her since he was forbidden by deputies on Nov. 27 from returning to the property by the victim’s request.

According to the victim, DeThomas has returned to her home at all hours of the day and night. The victim provided photographs from her doorbell camera showing he trespassed after being barred from the property.

The victim said DeThomas has driven past the house numerous times day and night, placing her in fear for her and her children’s safety. She stated she had to change her phone number because of constant harassment but DeThomas found a way to circumvent her efforts to stop his calls.

A neighbor told deputies about seeing DeThomas on the property multiple times since Nov. 27, including peeping through windows, going through the mailbox and urinating in the driveway.

Several hours after the initial call, DeThomas was spotted nearby and arrested. He was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for stalking and criminal trespassing.

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