According to a press release from Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds, Charles Ray Alexander III, 33, of Louisiana man will serve 10 years in prison without parole after admitting he stalked a Marietta woman who had taken out a restraining order on him. Cobb County Superior Court Judge G. Grant Brantley handed down the sentence, and issued a permanent order prohibiting Alexander from contacting the victim. The defendant had represented himself during the proceedings.
In October of 2017, Alexander repeatedly phoned his former girlfriend by telephone, in violation of a protective order issued in Cobb County in July of that year.
According to the press release, “The two began dating in April 2017, and Alexander traveled to Marietta from Louisiana to visit the woman. However, she soon began seeing signs of aggressive and controlling behavior and tried to end the relationship. Alexander showed up at her house uninvited on May 31, 2017 and physically attacked her for hours. Throughout the next month, the victim received hundreds of phone calls from him, and on June 27, 2017, Alexander again traveled from Louisiana to Marietta and made numerous threats to the victim’s life.”
Alexander was arrested for the violation, and was extradited to Louisiana on a parole violation. While in prison in Louisiana he continued the harassing calls from the facility, until she had the prison block calls to her number. She then changed her phone number.
“The emotional damage Charles Alexander caused to this victim and so many others will never be undone, but hopefully they can begin to heal now that this case has been put to rest. No one deserves to live in constant fear for who might be lying in wait,” said Assistant District Attorney Stephanie Green, who prosecuted the case along with Senior Assistant District Attorney Patricia Hull.
On Wednesday the defendant pleaded guilty to aggravated stalking. He has been in custody since June 2017 and will get credit for the time he has served.
“Alexander has a history of domestic violence and violations of protective orders in Louisiana dating to 2006, including at least four convictions for stalking and violations of protective orders. One of his past victims came from Texas to testify at trial this week, believing that Alexander will continue abusing women if given the opportunity,” the press release stated.