Man indicted on stalking charges after harassing employees of Lubbock apartment complex

Man indicted on stalking charges after harassing employees of Lubbock apartment complex
John Carter Cothran, Jr. 25, indicted for stalking

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Lubbock grand jury has indicted a man on stalking charges after police say he repeatedly targeted employees of an apartment complex where he used to live.

On April 26, John Carter Cothran, Jr, 25, of Carrollton, Texas was identified by complex employees as the man leaving the scene after the windshield of an employee’s vehicle was smashed with a brick.

The employee was shown a photo of the suspect and told police they recognized Cothran from a previous incident where he had covered the car with cat litter. According to the police incident report, Cothran was a former tenant of the apartment, but was evicted recently.

Police say Cothran made multiple calls to the apartment complex throughout the month of April in order to harass the employees with continually escalating severity. He was reported as having damaged another employee’s vehicle that month as well.

The courtesy officer at the complex remarked on previous interactions with Cothran, describing him saying he “exhibits irrational and unstable behavior that makes him a threat to the staff.”

Cothran was arrested and is currently in the Lubbock County Detention Center on $100,000 bond.

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