Man wanted for harassing, stalking victim after meeting on Tinder claims he's innocent

Man wanted for harassing, stalking victim after meeting on Tinder claims he's innocent

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A man accused of stalking and harassing a woman he first met on the dating app Tinder said he's innocent.

Horry County police said they have a warrant for Jordan Kelly Fleming, but he messaged WMBF News on Facebook to say he didn't do anything wrong.

A WMBF News reporter spoke with Fleming over the phone after he claimed he was willing to meet and share his side of the story.

Fleming called and said he hadn't stalked or harassed anyone and that the warrant out for his arrest was just a misunderstanding.

That is in contrast with the Horry County Police Department.

Department spokesperson Krystal Dotson said officers are still actively searching for Fleming and he's facing charges of stalking and second-degree harassment.

According to reports, the woman and Fleming, 32, originally met on the dating app Tinder.

When the woman told Fleming that she didn't think a continued relationship would work, he began to call and text her from false numbers, the report stated. He even sent pictures from the false numbers.

Fleming started texting and calling family members when she stopped taking his unwanted calls.

The victim said that she's unaware of how the suspect got her family members' numbers. She told him to stop calling them as well.

Fleming then started calling the victim's job in August of 2016 and demanded the employees to tell him where she lived. Although that information wasn't released, he allegedly managed to take a picture of the victim in her home. He sent the picture to the victim and her boyfriend.

The victims feared for their personal safety, the report states.

The victim gathered information about Fleming to move forward with the prosecution. An unknown person told Fleming about the inquires and he contacted the victims again, stating they were falsely accusing him. He also said that he would take legal action against both of them.

Fleming showed up to the victim's job and was asked to leave by management. He then went to the victim's boyfriend's job and told his boss that the victims are lying about his involvement in the case. He was asked to leave again, according to the report.

Last month, Fleming posted a Facebook status and directly under the status he included both victims' names and the victim's brother's name.

The woman provided screenshots of the things the suspect sent her.

The responding officer is going to present this case to a magistrate.

Dotson said anyone who feels they are being harassed on social media should not wait to alert police.

"Obviously, we need to know the details that have been surrounding the circumstances, but it's never too early to call us," she said "As soon as you feel that whatever the communication is is making you uncomfortable, or whatever the case may be, we need to know as soon as possible."

The Horry County Police Department is searching for Fleming after he continuously called the victim after he was advised to stop on several occasions.

A WMBF reporter did schedule a time and place to meet with Fleming to hear his side of the story, but after messaging back and forth, Fleming said his attorney advised him not to speak with us. He added he plans to turn himself in to police.

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