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Oklahoma man accused of stalking reporters in US

Posted: 6:48 PM, Jul 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-23 23:48:11Z

OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma City man is accused of stalking dozens of reporters across the country.

Jordan Richison was arrested earlier this month for violating his parole from a previous similar incident, while officers investigate the most recent accusations. Terms of his parole said he was not allowed to use a computer.

Oklahoma City Police were contacted by a department in another part of the country saying Richison was sending emails to one of their local reporters. Inspector Mike Klika with the Oklahoma City Police Department could not say how Richison was linked to the emails because they are currently investigating.

"I think it is alarming," Inspector Klika said. "This case has taken legs of a caterpillar. This thing is not just going to the state of Oklahoma, but eight or 10 different states."

A couple of our reporters from 2 Works For you were contacted by Richison, excpet he used the names Ashley Wallace and Hollylynn Paul.

"He’s using the pretense of working with a different charity, such as animal charities, particularly asking these media personalities to be in dunk tanks," Inspector Klika said.

He asked 2 Works For You reporters to be in a dunk tank at the Blue Dome Arts Festival. They did not reply to his emails, but reporters in other states did.

"He would keep them basically on the hook," Inspector Klika said. "Keep talking to them. Might be asking for certain things."

Police said it was 32-year old Richison behind the emails with a history of doing similar things. Since 2006, he has been charged with multiple counts of stalking, unlawful use of a computer and obtaining money or property by trick or deception.

Court documents show, Richison previously admitted to police he had an abnormal fascination with dunk tanks and people being dunked. He even gave police photos he had of people he did not know in dunk tanks.

"We did recover some evidence from his home that convinced us he is still doing what he was previously convicted of," Inspector Klika said.

He has not been charged in the case yet. Inspector Klika anticipates this case will take longer to put together because he is having to work with several police agencies across the country.

"I can’t say for sure if that’s what his intentions were, but the case is still ongoing and we are still looking at evidence," Inspector Klika said after being asked if Richison had violent intentions.

Richison is being held on a $250,000 bond in the Oklahoma County Jail.

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