August 15, 2018 10:38:54 AM
Mary Pollitz - [email protected]
A Hamilton man was arrested Aug. 10 for cyberstalking a Lowndes County resident.
Hunter Douglas Dahlem, 27, has been charged with felony cyberstalking using Facebook messaging to contact and harass the female victim.
The victim, who said she knew Dahlem from high school, reported the incidents to Lowndes County Sheriff's Office. She allegedly received numerous inappropriate Facebook messages from Dahlem in early July of this year.
She reportedly told Dahlem to stop sending the messages, images and videos, but Dahlem continued.
Lt. Tony Cooper, an investigator with LCSO, advised the victim to "block" Dahlem from Facebook and forward the messages to the sheriff's office, according to affidavits filed in Justice Court. After serving a search warrant and subpoena, Cooper interviewed Dahlem, who claimed he "probably" sent the messages but could not recall because of drug use.
Cooper said Dahlem was already on parole for a similar crime Dahlem committed in 2016 in Monroe County with different victim.
Dahlem is currently being held at Mississippi Department of Corrections on $40,000 bond for one felony count, and three misdemeanor counts, of cyberstalking.