Alleged online stalker changes previous plea

Published 10:27 am Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Racine man changed his plea on charges Monday relating to a 2012 incident where he allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home to unblock himself on her Facebook account.

Larry Felt, 36, pleaded guilty to two gross misdemeanor stalking charges as part of a plea agreement in Mower County court. A second-degree burglary charge, a felony, may be dropped as part of the agreement.

A Mower County Sheriff’s deputy arrested Felt in April 2012 after a woman accused him of breaking into her home, according to a court complaint.

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The victim told police she could tell Felt went into her house when she noticed several lights on and a door unlocked after she came back from vacation, even though she had shut off her lights and locked all doors before she left.

Felt allegedly went onto her computer, unblocked himself on her Facebook account and left a note on her Facebook page from his phone, according to the complaint. Felt told police he went to the victim’s home but didn’t break in or damage anything, nor did he turn on any lights or electronics.

Felt is scheduled for a sentencing hearing on March 7.