The Pryor Times

September 8, 2013

Inola man faces second stalking charge

Staff Writer
Cydney Baron

— Michael Dean Baker, Inola, is facing felony stalking charges for the second time.

Baker appeared for arraignment in Mayes County District Court via video conference from the Mayes County Jail, Thursday. Judge Rebecca Gore advised the defendant of his rights accompanying the charges. Gore informed Baker that a felony count of stalking can carry up to ten years in the Department of Corrections and a misdemeanor count of violating a protective order can carry a year in jail plus fines.  The court entered a plea of not guilty on Baker's behalf on the misdemeanor count and continued the case to the preliminary hearing sounding docket Oct. 10. Bond was set at $12,000 and Baker was ordered to have absolutely no contact with the victim listed in the case and that failure to comply with the no contact order could mean a motion to revoke bond.

Court records on this case show that on Sept. 3 Baker began calling and texting the victim. It alleges that he went to her residence and hid behind her residence. All of this was in direction violation of a protective order granted in April.

The original stalking charge was filed months earlier and alleges that he was “repeatedly following and harassing the victim” causing her and a family member to feel threatened.

In that case he was also charged with destruction of private property.

The victim, Baker's ex-girlfriend, told officers that Baker had destroyed 60 bags of horse feed. The woman's neighbor reported having seen Baker at the residence, and in the barn where the feed was kept, while the woman was at work. It was reported that Baker stole mail from the victim's mailbox.

Around 8:15 p.m. March 28 the victim called the Sheriff's Office to report that Baker was at the back door of her residence.