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Kirbyville man arrested for stalking 18-year-old student


Back on January 25th, Kirbyville Police Officer Ashley Arce was contacted by a Kirbyville teen about a man who had been stalking her.


According to the student's affidavit, the young man identified as 19-year-old Dustin Mederos, also of Kirbyville would show up at her job every other day and at school and harass her. The 18-year-old girl said that on January 12th during school, she and a friend were walking down the hall when Mederos stopped the girls and began 'cussing' them in front of the other students, pointing his finger in her face. A day or two later, the student said that Mederos did the same thing to her and this time he grabbed her backpack while screaming in her face.


The girl stated that she has been trying to avoid him but he continues to make new social media accounts attempting to contact her. She said that she has attempted multiple times to tell him to stop showing up unannounced at her place of work, but he continues to do so. She said that she always attempts to lock the doors, but he ends up beating on the doors and windows of the store until she has to answer.


One day, the girl said that Mederos stood in the parking lot next to her car and refused to let her in the car to leave to go to work. According to the affidavit, he has called her 54 times in a single day on a 'no ID number'. She stated that she had asked him repeatedly to leave her alone to no avail. She said that he had followed her through town multiple times and had written note after note and left them on her car or in her backpack during school hours. She said that he had even waited outside of her classes for her to come out only to get mad, and raise his voice demanding that she talk to him and make a big scene.


According to the affidavit, she has done everything possible to stop him, and it only continues to get worse even after getting school security to walk her to her car each day.


On February 28th, Mederos turned himself in to the Jasper County Jail. He was arraigned on February 29th by Judge Gina Cleveland and charged with Stalking. His bond was set at $50,000 and is still incarcerated.



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