Amite man charged with cyber stalking runs from deputies
POSTED: Friday, October 12, 2012 - 11:30am
UPDATED: Friday, October 12, 2012 - 11:34am
AMITE, LA (NBC33) — When deputies attempted to arrest a man for cyber stalking, he allegedly fled on foot to his girlfriend’s house and a K-9 unit had to be sent in to get him out.
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that the incident happened on Thursday, Oct. 11. We’re told an arrest warrant was issued for Jamie Mallet, 35, of Amite. He was accused of sending numerous threatening text messages. When deputies attempted to arrest him for cyber stalking, he managed to break free and run off.
Mallet was eventually located at his girlfriend’s home. A resident told deputies that he was in the house, however, Mallet refused to come out. Officials say they made several attempts to coax Mallet out, but he refused. A K-9 was deployed and located Mallet in the bathroom.
Mallet was arrested and charged with Cyber Stalking, Criminal Trespass, Disturbing the Peace, Attempted Theft, Public Intimidation, Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Resisting Arrest by Force, Simple Escape, Attempting to Harm a Police Officer, and Simple Criminal Damage to Property.