Trial date set for Lufkin man accused of serial stalking

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man that is accused of beinga serial stalker was scheduled to accept a plea deal today in the 159 DistrictCourt, but that did not happen.

Instead, a court date was set forSept. 16.

In April of 2012, Lufkin police arrested Stephen Thompson after several complaintsfrom his ex-girlfriend.

He's accused of calling police on five occasions, complaining about drugactivity in the woman's apartment.

Officers searched the place and found no evidence.

At one point, Thompson's said to have picked up the woman's dry cleaning andleft it at her door.

The crime of Serial Stalking is a third degree felony.

The woman told investigators she wanted to tell him to get lost, but was scaredof retaliation.

Thompson's attorney, John Tatum, wouldnot give a comment for why a plea deal was not reached today.

Prosecuting Attorney LaneThompson said that Thompson still has the chance to accept a plea before thetrial date.

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