Shaftsbury man accused of stalking teenager
Staff Report | August 03,2013
BENNINGTON — A Shaftsbury man has been accused of stalking after police said he was harassing a teenager he had been convicted of assaulting in May.
Cody W. Wade-Bailey, 21, was charged July 25 in Bennington criminal court with a felony count of aggravated stalking and two misdemeanor counts of violating his conditions of release from custody.
In an affidavit, Officer David Faden of the Bennington Police Department said he had been contacted by a 16-year-old girl July 24 who said Wade-Bailey had been calling her, sending her text messages, and had come to her workplace recently.
On May 13, Judge Cortland Corsones ordered Wade-Bailey not to have contact with the girl, but she told Faden that Wade-Bailey had been harassing her.
She said he had called her more than 20 times on the night of July 19 and four times the next morning. According to the girl, he also came to the fast-food restaurant in Bennington where she works July 24.
The girl said Wade-Bailey had threatened suicide if police came to his home, but Faden said when Vermont State Police troopers went to Wade-Bailey’s home, he was arrested without incident.
Faden said he learned from Wade-Bailey that the girl had sent him text messages, including one with a photo and a note that said, “I look so good without you.”
“This officer contacted (the girl) and asked her why she would be sending antagonistic text messages and pictures to Wade-Bailey. (The girl) stated, ‘I was told that I can send all the messages I want and he can’t reply to them. This officer informed (the girl) that although this was not illegal, it was highly inappropriate and that she was to stop this immediately,” Faden said.
Wade-Bailey was released without bail July 25 and ordered not to have contact with the girl.