Hagerstown man pleads guilty to stalking

Derik Wayne Bowers, age 44, of Hagerstown, Maryland, pled guilty today to one count of stalking.

According to court documents, Bowers harassed and intimidated his ex-girlfriend in Berkeley County following their break-up, sometimes using social media to undermine her online business.

Despite an emergency protection order granted to the victim, Bowers placed more than 800 phone calls to her during a 48-hour period and sent nearly 2,000 text messages in six months.

The FBI investigated the Bowers case. Bowers is facing up to five years in prison.

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