JONESBORO — A man faces a decade in prison after police say he texted a woman he’s banned from contacting hundreds of times.
Jordan Oneal, 24, of Jonesboro, was arrested Monday by Jonesboro police on a bench warrant for suspicion of first-degree stalking – a Class C felony – and misdemeanor violation of a protection order, records show. An arrest warrant was also issued for suspicion of violation of a domestic order of protection and harassing communications.
According to an incident report, officers responded last week to the 31-year-old victim’s job in downtown Jonesboro in reference to “telephone harassment.”
“After Oneal learned of the warrant, he contacted the victim over 300 times in less than a week. Oneal also refused to turn himself in from (Feb. 3-8),” the probable cause affidavit read.
In mid-December, the victim claimed that Oneal called her 84 times. Police arrested him two days prior for driving around her residence.
The suspect was also accused in November 2019 of breaking into another woman’s apartment, egging her carpet and destroying her newly purchased bed.
“Oneal sent her numerous messages stating that he knew the victim was not home, that he was on his way to her apartment and ‘Bye bye bed,’” an affidavit read.
He was charged with residential burglary and first-degree criminal mischief and released on a $15,000 bond in that case.
In the new felony case, District Court Judge Tommy Fowler set a $50,000 cash or surety bond and the requirement to wear an ankle monitor.
“If you violate the order of protection, you can sit in jail until your trial,” Fowler said.
Oneal pleaded not guilty in the pending District Court matters. Fowler set a $10,000 cash or surety bond and extended the monitor requirement to those cases.