June 6, 2018 10:50:16 AM
Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office arrested two men for unrelated cyberstalking incidents over the weekend and early this week.
On Saturday, deputies arrested 31-year-old James Michael Anthony Lambert, of Tupelo, on suspicion of extortion, grand larceny, cyberstalking and possession of a controlled substance.
OCSO Lt. Brett Watson said Lambert sent threatening text messages to a couple, which were received by the male. He said the text messages, in addition to generating the cyberstalking charge, also led to the extortion charge Lambert is facing.
Watson said the same victim also reported Lambert as a suspect for the grand larceny charge. Lambert was found to have methamphetamines at the time of his arrest, leading to the drug possession charge.
Lambert was arrested in the Bradley community in Oktibbeha County. He was booked in the Oktibbeha County Jail, and his initial justice court appearance is scheduled for today. His bond has not been set.
In another case, OSCO deputies arrested 28-year-old Brian Coker, of Brandon, on suspicion of cyberstalking on Monday.
Watson said Coker reportedly sent unwanted text messages to a female victim. He said Coker was not involved in a romantic relationship with the victim.
The victim made a complaint to OSCO, Watson said, and Coker turned himself in at the Oktibbeha County Jail. He's been released on $5,000 bond.
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