Gainesville man accused of stalking woman for more than 10 years


Gainesville Police have arrested a 34-year-old man accused of stalking and threatening a woman for more than a decade.

Officers charged Robert Joseph Grant of Gainesville with aggravated stalking after police say he started calling the woman early Monday morning. When she answered that afternoon, Grant told her "I'm going to kill you," according to an incident report released Friday.

The report says Grant was arrested for stalking the same woman in 2008 and again in 2011 after making repeated threats of violence. The victim told officers she's known Grant since high school and received a non-expiring injunction for protection against him in May of 2008 that forbids him from making any social media posts about her. The victim, who lives in New York, told police she didn't know how she got her phone number.

When police looked at his Facebook profile they found a large number of public posts about her, including 20 pictures of her he posted as his profile picture, the report says.

According to the report, the police also found:

- Grant's bio described himself as: "A casual man who just wants to be remembered. I walk on water for the (victim)."

- Several of the posts ask her to marry him.

- One post says she will never be his wife.

- He made several "aggressively defensive posts" such as, "If you harm or hurt her, on your splattered brain, (Grant) will leave his mark ..."

- Grant compares himself to Jesus Christ in several posts, including walking on water.

Grant is being held at the Alachua County Jail on $250,000 bond.

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