BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Tremaine Jacquez DeCoursey, 22, was arrested yesterday morning and charged with aggravated stalking, sending written threats to harm or kill, and using a two-way device to commit a felony.
An Alachua County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a complaint from a woman who had previously dated DeCoursey; she reportedly said he had been calling her “relentlessly” for several weeks, had been sending her threatening messages, and had arrived unannounced at her home. The deputy reported that the victim provided text messages corroborating her account. She also reportedly said that after she blocked his phone number, DeCoursey created new phone numbers and used those to threaten her; she reportedly said she has blocked four numbers, but he continues to contact her.
The deputy reported that the text messages contained specific threats to break the victim’s jaw, beat her, and kill her. In one instance, the deputy wrote, DeCoursey showed up at the victim’s home to threaten her.
The deputy reported speaking to DeCoursey on a recorded call and said DeCoursey admitted that he had repeatedly called the victim to “scare her.” DeCoursey reportedly said the victim had also sent him threatening messages, but the deputy said there was no evidence of that.
DeCoursey has 8 felony convictions; he served a four-year state prison sentence concurrently for all of them and was released in December of 2019. He is currently on probation on those charges. DeCoursey is being held on $75,000 bail with no internet, computer, or telephone access while in jail. He will be fitted with a GPS monitor before release.
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