A recently issued arrest warrant for stalking and burglary charges was made against a Dallas law enforcement officer with cancer. Law enforcement eventually arrested the man at his estranged wife’s house, who has alleged that the man was stalking and harassing her for several months. The man also made comments on social media that made the woman fear for the safety of herself and her children. Additionally, the man broke into his wife’s house and took photographs of the woman. The officer is on administrative leave pending an administrative investigation by law enforcement. Stalking in the state of Texas is classified as a felony that can result in very severe penalties. A stalking conviction can damage an individual’s reputation as well as result in significant fines and even imprisonment.
What is Stalking?
Stalking charges can be made in a variety of situations. In many cases, when a person who engages in behavior that could frighten another individual, a charge of stalking could be made. Texas law defines stalking as behavior that: