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Crime Stoppers tips help lead to arrest of accused stalker

Joseph Morales (Source: East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office) Joseph Morales (Source: East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office)
EAST FELICIANA PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

East Feliciana deputies have arrested a man accused of stalking a woman and looking up her skirt at a store in Clinton.

Detectives with the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police arrested 38-year-old Joseph Morales Wednesday at his home in Baker while executing a search warrant.

Morales faces stalking and other charges. He was booked by LSP as a fugitive from East Feliciana Parish and transported to the East Feliciana Parish Prison.

The incident occurred on Thursday May 7, 2015 at approximately 7:30 p.m. Reports from the sheriff's office say Morales followed a female very closely as she shopped at two separate stores in Clinton, La. He is accused of looking under the dress of the victim while she stood in the check out line.

Detectives were able to identify Morales thanks to several tips received by Crime Stoppers about the incident.

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