A woman accused of aggravated stalking allegedly planned a date to marry the victim without any knowledge on the victim’s behalf.
In Troup County Magistrate Court on Thursday, investigator Chase Darden of the Troup County Sheriff’e Office said Jennifer Lyn Gray, 51, had been previously arrested in 2012 for aggravated stalking and violation of a temporary protective order (TPO) involving the victim. While incarcerated, Gray sent the victim several letters, but the victim said he ignored the letters because he felt safe while she was in jail.
Gray continued sending the victim letters after her release from jail in 2013, but in April the letters became more “intense,” said Darden, when Gray started planning out the wedding and made contact with the victim in Hogansville.
“She even went as far as sending out invitations to his friends,” Darden said. “He got several phone calls and emails from his friends congratulating him on the date that was set for the wedding. He advised them he was unaware of the wedding.”
The wedding invitations indicated that the wedding was set for July 26 or 27 this year, Darden recalled, and Gray also allegedly set up a St. Jude account to receive donations instead of gifts for the wedding.
Gray had been in jail since June for a probation violation. The victim reported the recent incidents and letters on July 16 because he said he feared Gray and for the safety of his two children. It is unclear whether the victim knew Gray was in jail at the time.
Gray does not have a bond set, but if granted, it will be determined in Superior Court.