Zachary man accused of stalking, violating protective order
BAKER - Police said they arrested a man after he was accused of making multiple, harassing phone calls to an ex-girlfriend who had filed for a protective order in the wake of a domestic violence incident.
21-year-old Morgan Lundy, of Zachary, was booked on charges of stalking and violation of a protective order after he was arrested on Tuesday.
Police said they were contacted by the victim - Lundy’s former girlfriend of three years and mother of his child - after the man called her multiple times. At first, he was demanding to be released from paying child support. Later, the calls took a more menacing turn as the victim said Lundy began to threaten her with physical harm.
The victim told investigators she lived with the man for around a year, but left the relationship due to domestic violence issues. After they split up, the victim said Lundy called her to the residence one time under the pretense of providing money for her child, only to physically attack her as an argument escalated. After this, the victim went to file for a temporary restraining order on Lundy.
Lundy was accused of flooding the victim’s phone repeatedly with calls from “private” or “blocked” numbers. In the midst of one of his alleged tirades, Lundy reportedly said “B*itch, I should have killed you when I had the chance, and I’m gonna kill you later!” He also threatened to involve police in order to gain custody of his child.
While investigators were collecting data on Lundy, they found his prior criminal history included five prior arrests for offenses including simple burglary, unauthorized use of an access card, unauthorized use of a moveable, identity theft, access device fraud, possession of marijuana and domestic abuse battery. The domestic abuse battery charge was the offense that led to the victim being able to obtain the protective order which he is now accused of violating.
He was booked into the parish prison on the above charges.
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