Deputies search for gun-wielding cyberstalker

Michael Weathers (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
Michael Weathers (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Authorities are asking for the public's help in tracking down a wanted man.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Michael Weathers, 26, of Baton Rouge is wanted on charges of cyberstalking, illegal use of a weapon and aggravated assault with a firearm.

Deputies said he sent threatening text messages to a woman on March 29. They added a short time after receiving the texts, she and her baby got into a car and left her north Baton Rouge home.

According to reports, she had not driven far when Weathers jumped from behind some bushes and tried to shoot at her car. However, investigators said the gun jammed and the woman continued driving away.

Deputies reported as the woman drove away, Weathers pointed the gun in the air and fired several shots. No injuries were reported.

Weathers is 5' 9" and weighs 150 pounds.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 344-7867. You can also report information by texting CS225 and a message to 274637.

Another way to provide a tip is to email Crime Stoppers anonymously from its Facebook page or website.

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