MILL CREEK, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A man was arrested Wednesday after having harassed a woman over the phone for several hours in the early hours of the morning days prior.
According to reports from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, on Sunday, November 6, 2022, Deputy Pingley responded to a caller who had reported a man repeatedly harassing her with phone calls and messages beginning just before 11:00pm that night.
It was advised that Raynard Patrick continued to call despite being asked repeatedly to stop, and would contact others that the victim knew if he could not get a response from the victim herself.
Deputy Pingley contacted Patrick at approximately 1:40am on Monday and instructed to him to cease contact with the victim along with any third parties.
Patrick agreed, and the victim was instructed to report any additional contact made by Patrick.
At approximately 2:15am the victim reported additional contact attempts from Patrick.
Deputy Pingley then travelled to the Mill Creek area to obtain a statement from the victim.
Photos of the harassment attempts by text and phone documented on the victims device were photographed, and some of the voicemails recorded.
Each of the contact attempts originate from the phone number used by Pingley to contact Patrick.
Among the messages left by Patrick and later documented by authorities are statements such as, “Once a wh*re, always a wh*re, since you were 15 years old,” and “You’re a dumb*ss, and I am gonna track him down tomorrow. One of us will get hurt or go to jail.”
Additionally, missed call records show attempts by Patrick to make contact at 1:50am, 2:09am, and 2:13am – all times past that at which he had been instructed to stop by Deputy Pingley.
Speaking with Patrick over the phone once more, this time with the victim present, Deputy Pingley instructed Patrick to stop calling and go to bed.
Being advised that the victim wished to press charges, a criminal complaint was filed at the magistrate, and a warrant for telephone harassment issued on Monday, November 7, 2022.
I was later discovered that Patrick also had an active felony Driving Revoked DUI 3rd offense out of Pocahontas County.
On Wednesday, November 9, 2022, Patrick was arrested at his residence without incident and transported to Tygart Valley Regional Jail.
Patrick faces charges of Telephone Harassment and Driving Revoked DUI 3rd Offense.
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