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Second stalking offense ups probation term

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By Susan Sharp

A man accused of looking in windows must now look through bars for that offense.

Homer Morgan appeared in criminal court Monday agreeing he was guilty of aggravated stalking, aggravated criminal trespass and observation by consent.

As a result of the plea Morgan was sentenced to spend a year in jail but was given credit for 10 months he has already served.

After his release in October, Morgan will begin a three-year probation term, which will run consecutive with his prior cases, the plea form said.

He was further assessed court costs and a $50 per month fee for violating his previous probation.

The plea form also said Morgan has agreed to move from his home, which is just yards from his victim.

Court officials granted him a 24-hour window to return to his Ivey Street home to retrieve his belongings. Prior to this, Morgan has been court ordered to notify his probation officer when he intends to return the home. This is to ensure the victim is aware that Morgan will be in the area, the plea said. He is also not to have any contact with the victim.

The complaint that brought Morgan to court alleged he had repeatedly come onto the victim’s porch looking through the windows of her home.

The woman told officials she had told Morgan to stay away from her, reports said.

The original complaint said that each time Morgan came onto the porch, her mother left the home just minutes before to pick up a relative from work. It is allegedly during that time that Morgan came onto the porch to peer inside the windows, reads the report.

In 2007, Morgan plead guilty to stalking a then 15-year-old girl, according to court records.

For that he was placed on probation for two years and ordered to serve 90 days in jail. He was on probation for that offense when these charges were filed.

On both occasions the women said Morgan left them feeling terrorized.

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Second stalking offense ups probation term

By SUSAN SHARP

sharp@lafollettepress.com

A man accused of looking in windows must now look through bars for that offense.

Homer Morgan appeared in criminal court Monday agreeing he was guilty of aggravated stalking, aggravated criminal trespass and observation by consent.

As a result of the plea Morgan was sentenced to spend a year in jail but was given credit for 10 months he has already served.

After his release in October, Morgan will begin a three-year probation term, which will run consecutive with his prior cases, the plea form said.

He was further assessed court costs and a $50 per month fee for violating his previous probation.

The plea form also said Morgan has agreed to move from his home, which is just yards from his victim.

Court officials granted him a 24-hour window to return to his Ivey Street home to retrieve his belongings. Prior to this, Morgan has been court ordered to notify his probation officer when he intends to return the home. This is to ensure the victim is aware that Morgan will be in the area, the plea said. He is also not to have any contact with the victim.

The complaint that brought Morgan to court alleged he had repeatedly come onto the victim’s porch looking through the windows of her home.

The woman told officials she had told Morgan to stay away from her, reports said.

The original complaint said that each time Morgan came onto the porch, her mother left the home just minutes before to pick up a relative from work. It is allegedly during that time that Morgan came onto the porch to peer inside the windows, reads the report.

In 2007, Morgan plead guilty to stalking a then 15-year-old girl, according to court records.

For that he was placed on probation for two years and ordered to serve 90 days in jail. He was on probation for that offense when these charges were filed.

On both occasions the women said Morgan left them feeling terrorized.

To comment on this story and others visit www.lafollettepress.com