Mamou Man Arrested On Harassment Charges

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 8:52pm

A man who allegedly confessed to harassing a juvenile and threatening her boyfriend was arrested Wednesday.

Dustin Spears, 30, of Mamou turned himself in and was charged with cyberstalking. His bond was set at $7,500.

According to police, the investigation began when a 16-year-old girl and her mother said Spears had been trying to get the juvenile to date him for more than a year.

The girl said she told Spears to leave her alone but his text messages continued to come. Things got worse, she said, when Spears discovered she had a black boyfriend. Apparently, the teenager is white.

She alleged Spears began sending racially motivated threats to her phone via text.

According to police, Spears in an interview admitted sending the text messages for over a year and to sending the racially motivated threats.

Police did not say how Spears came to have the juvenile's cell phone number.

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