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Largo woman accused of stalking ex-boyfriend

LARGO — A 41-year-old Largo woman was arrested Tuesday morning after her ex-boyfriend accused her of stalking and sending him more than 300 threatening text messages, authorities say.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Demetria M. Jones repeatedly harassed Letrod Redding, also of Largo, in person, over the phone and through text messages since they broke up six weeks ago .

Redding, whose age was not available, called authorities on May 20 to report Jones for harassment, saying that he was terrified of her and had been staying at hotels in order to avoid her.

At 2:26 a.m. Tuesday, Redding called the Sheriff's Office, saying that Jones was banging on his front door and bedroom window. At 4:44 a.m., authorities pulled over Jones for a routine traffic stop and saw that she had a probable cause affidavit for her arrest. She has been charged with stalking.

Redding also complained that Jones followed him in her car and called him numerous times to say that she was planning on causing damage to his house and his car, the Sheriff's Office report said.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda said Jones told Redding last week that she hoped he had "a black suit and life insurance."

Martine Powers, Times staff writer

Largo woman accused of stalking ex-boyfriend 06/01/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 9:10pm]
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