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Accused stalker moved from Ohio to be with Jonesboro woman

Kevin Ray Barry (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office) Kevin Ray Barry (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Investigators say a man traveled all the way from Ohio to be with a Jonesboro woman he did not know. Now he’s accused of stalking her.

Kevin Ray Barry, 47, of Fairborn, Ohio, pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon to one count of third-degree stalking.

According to a Craighead County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies arrested Barry on Wednesday, April 4, at a home on Woodsprings Road.

When investigators arrived, they found the homeowner holding Barry at gunpoint and commanding him to stay flat on the ground.

The homeowner said he found Barry on his property, and said that he had been stalking a member of his family.

The man said Barry had gone to his 21-year-old daughter’s place of employment in Farmington, AR, and asked to speak with her but was denied.

An Arkansas State Police trooper later stopped him near Fayetteville. According to the incident report, Barry told the trooper he had moved from Ohio to be close to the woman.

The homeowner said Barry had rented a house approximately one-mile from their Jonesboro home.

Deputy James Watson said a yellow notepad was plainly visible in Barry’s vehicle. The victim’s name was written on the pad and circled. It also included the woman’s home address.

Watson arrested Barry and took him to the Craighead County Detention Center.

On Friday, Barry pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of stalking. Craighead County District Judge David Boling set his bond at $35,000. Should he make bond, Barry will also be required to wear an ankle monitor and undergo a mental evaluation.

Judge Boling also ordered Barry to have no contact with the victim and immediate members of her family. He is also banned from going to the family’s home and the woman’s place of employment.

Barry is due back in court on May 22 at 9 a.m.

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