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A Perryville man has been charged with a felony after police say he harassed and stalked his ex-girlfriend and threatened to kill her.

Seth Little, 31, is charged with a class E felony of stalking in the first degree in Ste. Genevieve County.

According to court documents, on Feb. 6 at 1:35 a.m. the Ste. Genevieve Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a home in reference to threats and harassment. When the deputy arrived, a woman said she had filed for a temporary emergency ex parte against Little on Feb. 5.

The woman told the deputy on Jan. 31 she received approximately 508 blocked phone calls from Little from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on Feb. 1 she received another 388 blocked phone calls. She said he left numerous voicemails when making those calls.

The deputy said he listened to one of the messages and heard a man say he was going to slit her throat and that she needed to tell her daughter good-bye. The woman said because of the constant harassment she disconnected her phone.

After disconnecting her phone, Little began to harass her through Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. She said she tried to block Little on all social media outlets, but he just created new accounts and continued to message her.

She told the deputy he was posting negative comments with a topless photograph of her on a public Facebook post. She provided the deputy with screenshots of the messages, which will be included in the case file.

The woman also told the deputy that Little began harassing her current boyfriend and he said the threats were vague, but Little indicated he would end the boyfriend's life when he ended the woman’s life. A screenshot of those messages were also provided to the deputy.

On Feb. 6 the deputy went back to the home at 9:30 p.m. to pick up written statements from the couple and when he arrived he was informed that Little had sent several photographs to the man’s employer’s Facebook page.

The deputy asked how he found out about the photographs and the man said his boss and several other employees saw the photographs when they logged into the company's Facebook page. The woman said Little created a fake Facebook account using her name to post six photographs of her in lingerie and one topless photo of her.

The woman gave the deputy a copy of the photographs sent to her boyfriend’s work. The deputy was also informed that the woman’s bedroom window screen had been removed from the window within the last 24 hours of the deputy’s visit. The couple believed Little had been in the area and looking inside the bedroom window while they were sleeping.

As of Feb. 7, Little had not been served his ex parte by the Perry County Sheriff’s Department. On Feb. 9 the deputy made three attempts to contact Little by phone to request an interview with him in person about the allegations made against him, but he refused to return the deputy’s calls.

A warrant for his arrest was issued on March 6 but as of press time, he was not in custody. His bond is set at $5,000 cash or surety.

Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or rbronaugh@dailyjournalonline.com

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