Sheriff: Man sends photo of gun in text message, writes 'I'm coming'

Sheriff: Man sends photo of gun in text message, writes 'I'm coming'

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of cyberstalking after being accused of sending threatening text messages to a woman after a dispute.

According to the probable cause affidavit, 26-year-old Christopher Joseph Hamilton began texting a woman and her boyfriend after the couple got into an argument with him while visiting a relative.

After the woman and her boyfriend left the scene, she told deputies Hamilton began sending her threatening text messages, with the first one sent just before 10:30 p.m. Saturday, saying Hamilton was going to physically attack her boyfriend.

Then, just before 11 p.m., Hamilton sent the woman a picture text message of a handgun and typed "I'm Coming."

Another text message was received around 10 a.m. Sunday, saying he was coming to her house to shoot her.

Deputies found Hamilton at his house and he admitted to sending the text messages, but told them it was just a scare tactic to prevent the woman's boyfriend from talking to his girlfriend. He also told deputies the picture of the weapon he sent was a toy.

Hamilton was arrested and charged with cyberstalking and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, where he is being held on a $5,000 bond.

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