UPDATE: Prosecutors dismiss case against man accused of stalking

3 years 2 months 8 hours ago Wednesday, July 26 2017 Jul 26, 2017 Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:27:00 AM CDT July 26, 2017 in News
By: Steve Lambson, News Content Manager

COLUMBIA - Prosecutors dismissed the case against a Columbia man who was jailed after police arrested him.

Officers arrested Rudi Weis on suspicion of stalking in July 2017 after a woman said she found him in her kitchen.

The victim said she had received numerous text messages from Weis earlier in the day, and when she returned home, she found her garage door disabled.

When the victim went to a glass door on the side of the home, she said she saw Weis, 36, standing in her kitchen. When he apparently started walking toward the door, the victim ran to her truck and tried to drive away. As she turned in a cul de sac, however, Weis allegedly laid down in the street in front of her truck. When she tried to drive around, she said he walked in front of her.

Police found Weis in the road near a neighbor's house and arrested him.

(Editor's note: this story has been updated with information that the case against Weis was dropped by the prosecutor's office)

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