Hickman choir director arrested again on stalking charges

2 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Friday, January 23 2015 Jan 23, 2015 Friday, January 23, 2015 1:05:00 PM CST January 23, 2015 in News
By: KOMU 8 Digital Staff

COLUMBIA - University of Missouri Police have arrested Hickman choir director Matthew Felts on stalking charges.

MUPD Captain Brian Weimer said two separate female victims reported Felts, 33, sent them harassing text messages and emails and made harassing phone calls and Facebook posts dating back to early January.

Cpt. Weimer said the victims either worked or lived on the MU campus. Weimer said MUPD arrested Felts Thursday after his release from the MU Psychiatric Center.

Thursday's arrest was Felts' second in as many months. In December, the Associated Press reported Felts was accused of sending threatening text messages to a victim. Court records show Felts was charged with stalking in Boone County stemming from a December 8 arrest. 

Additionally, Columbia Police said Friday they arrested Felts on an outstanding warrant at a home on Buffington Drive late Thursday night. Police said the warrant stemmed from violation of a protection order for text messaging a female victim several times in December. 

Columbia Public Schools spokesperson Michelle Baumstark told KOMU 8 News the district is aware of the Felts arrests and that he is currently on leave from the district.

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