Georgia man arrested, returned to Lexington on stalking charges

akflanagan@thestate.comDecember 13, 2013 

Donald Kenneth Adams Jr.

THE LEXINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

— A 41-year-old Georgia man was arrested and returned to Lexington County Thursday on stalking charges.

Police say Donald Kenneth Adams Jr. of Cartersville, Ga., is accused of sending a total of 30 threatening emails and text messages to his ex-girlfriend at her home near Lexington. In the emails and text messages, Adams threatened to physically harm his ex-girlfriend and her current boyfriend.

According to an arrest warrant, the emails and text messages Adams sent his 31-year-old ex-girlfriend served no legitimate purpose and caused the woman to fear for her life.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said Adams and his ex-girlfriend had a long-distance, romantic relationship for about two years after Adams moved from South Carolina to Georgia. The woman ended the couple’s relationship on Oct. 2.

Metts said Adams sent the 30 emails and text messages from Oct. 10 through Oct. 14 after reading on his ex-girlfriend’s Facebook page that she was involved with another man.

Police also said Adams asked his ex-girlfriend to give him her medical records, which she did not do.

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