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Texarkana man arrested for extorting local "Voice" contestant Cole Vosbury

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Harold Glen Martin, 63 (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office) Harold Glen Martin, 63 (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)
Cole Vosbury, of Shreveport, LA, is a contestant on the reality show, "The Voice." (Source: Cole-Vosbury.com) Cole Vosbury, of Shreveport, LA, is a contestant on the reality show, "The Voice." (Source: Cole-Vosbury.com)
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A Texarkana, Arkansas, man was arrested Monday on a Caddo Parish Sheriff's warrant  for extorting Cole Vosbury, a contestant on the television music competition "The Voice."

The 22-year-old singer is from Shreveport, and continues to advance in the show, winning his 'battle round' this week. When he's not competing on national television, Vosbury performs with his band The Vosbury Trio in Shreveport.

Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said Harold Glen Martin spoke with Vosbury several months ago about performing at a benefit concert. The deal was never finalized, and Vosbury left the area to compete on "The Voice" in California. Once the program featuring Vosbury began airing on national TV, Martin allegedly threatened to defame Vosbury in the national media unless he agreed to perform multiple free concerts at Martin's discretion.

Caddo Sheriff's Detective Bobby Herring investigated the case and said there is no proof that Martin ever intended to produce a benefit concert. He also said Martin's threats have intensified as Vosbury's popularity has grown.

Herring got an arrest warrant for Martin on Monday, and the 63-year-old was arrested at his home by the Texarkana, Arkansas, Police Department. He is expected to be transferred to Caddo Parish on Tuesday.

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