Bartlesville Man Accused Of Stalking, Threatening Woman

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 4:57 pm
By: News On 6

BARTLESVILLE, Oklahoma – A Bartlesville man is accused of stalking and threatening to kill a woman after he called her more than 30 times within an hour and a half.

According to an affidavit filed in Washington County court, Ronald Powell Jr. called the victim 31 times on May 28, 2011. The victim filed a report with Bartlesville police that night, the affidavit said.

The affidavit states that a Bartlesville police officer heard the last call and confronted Powell, who said he was sorry and would stop. According to the affidavit, the officer recognized Powell's voice from previous contacts with him.

According to the affidavit, Powell made 15 harassing phone calls to the woman again on June 5, 2011, around midnight. The victim said each phone call was "vulgar in nature" and that she "felt harassed."

The affidavit states Powell threatened the woman, saying "If they do not catch me before I get to you, you are a dead person."

A Bartlesville police officer was speaking with the victim at the time and answered the last three phone calls, according to the affidavit. The officer also recognized Powell's voice from previous contacts with him, the affidavit said.

Powell faces one charge of stalking and one charge of threatening to kill.