Last Modified: Saturday, August 18, 2012 4:25 PM
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives re-arrested a 47-year-old Lake Charles man Friday on additional charges of violating a protective order.
Gerald B. DeBarge, 1330 W. McNeese St. Apt. 1102, was re-arrested when an investigation revealed he violated a protective order that was filed in March, said Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers.
Myers said detectives got a complaint from a woman stating that DeBarge had made “numerous harassing and intimidating text messages and phone calls” over the past five months.
Myers said the victim told detectives that she didn’t report the incidents because she was fearful of DeBarge, but when she saw he was arrested Tuesday for stalking another woman she informed the Sheriff’s Office.
DeBarge was arrested Tuesday for felony stalking after allegedly making several harassing comments to another victim on several occasions since June.
DeBarge, who has faced nearly 40 counts in the past including domestic abuse by strangulation, battery and stalking, was released in March and sentenced to two years of unsupervised probation by Judge David Ritchie after accepting a plea agreement.
Prosecutor David Palay agreed to dismiss DeBarge’s charges when he pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of violating a protective order.
DeBarge also racked up 24 months in jail for contempt of court after cursing Ritchie, but those charges were suspended after he apologized to Ritchie for his outbursts.
DeBarge also had his mouth taped shut during once during court appearance per orders of Ritchie for his unruly behavior, and on another occasion had to be taken to a local hospital after falling to the floor of the courtroom.
Judge Clayton Davis set DeBarge’s bond at $100,000 bringing his total bond to $325,000.
Myers said DeBarge has been incarcerated at the Calcasieu Correctional Center since his arrest on Tuesday.