Police: Man arrested for stalking, threatening woman and boyfriend

Police: Man arrested for stalking, threatening woman and boyfriend

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department has arrested a man they say has been stalking and threatening a woman.

According to police, 31-year-old Christopher Cross was arrested for three separate incidents of stalking and threatening the victim.

Police say the first incident happened on November 29 in the 2300 block of Cherry Street.

The victim told police that Cross sent her several text messages containing a handgun with a threatening message. She later found 300 of fake money and a jewelry box containing one 9mm bullet on her door step.

The second incident happened on December 2 at the same address.

According to police, the victim received several text messages from Cross stating that he was going to go to her boyfriend's job and kill him.

Both the victim and her boyfriend filed a report telling police that they feared that Cross would carry out the threat. The victim's boyfriend also told police that he refused to go to work because of the threat.

In the third incident, police say that the victim was leaving her apartment when she spotted Cross waiting outside.

The victim says that Cross showed her a handgun.

She told police that she attempted to flee but was followed by Cross.

Police say the victim drove to her boyfriend's job. The victim says that Cross flashed the handgun again in front of the business.

According to police, Cross admitted to sending the text messages in the first two incidents, but denies having a handgun in the third incident.

Cross was arrested and taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison where he has been booked with cyberstalking, simple assault, improper telephone communication, aggravated assault with a firearm and stalking.

Cross' bond has been set at $10,500.

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