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Man has history of stalking, Copperas Cove police say

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Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014 11:45 pm

COPPERAS COVE — A Cove man is facing felony charges after police said he stalked a local woman.

John Leslie Morris, 67, was arraigned Friday on a second felony charge of stalking with a previous conviction by Justice of the Peace John Guinn. His bail was set at $50,000.

According to an arrest affidavit, Morris left his victim letters and greeting cards in her mailbox on April 21 and 22.

The content of the letters was mostly fictional but contained some disturbing lines, according to the affidavit. In one, Morris wrote: “I made a deal with a very smart guy who gets enjoyment out of killing women for fun.” The affidavit goes on to state that in another letter, Morris asked to meet his alleged victim, “because driving by your home with the hopes of seeing you isn’t getting it for me.”

Morris was apprehended after the victim notified police and presented them the letters, as well as a photo of Morris leaving the letters. This is not the first time Morris has faced charges related to stalking. He was convicted of stalking in Marion County, Ind., in 2006, police said.

Guinn also arraigned the following on unrelated charges:

Gary John Miles Sr., on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram. Miles’ bail was set at $8,000.

Tyler Lavoy Matney on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Matney’s bail was set at $20,000.

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