November 21, 2005
Authorities have filed several charges – including aggravated stalking – against a man who allegedly appeared twice at a Lebanon woman's Bible study class.
A charge of criminal trespass and violating the condition of his release has also been filed against Charlie Doak, who a judge ordered held in custody pending a hearing Nov. 22.
Doak was initially arrested in the string of cases in October when he started unexpectedly appearing at a Lebanon woman's home, according to warrants on file in Wilson County General Sessions Court.
The warrants accuse the defendant of appearing at her home "on a couple of occasions" before being told to stay away.
A short while later, one warrant states, the defendant returned to the home and "began beating on the door, and then continued to beat on the house all the way around the house, back to the front and around the other side."
After recognizing Doak the woman contacted a friend, who also recognized the defendant, court documents allege.
Doak was taken into custody and charged with trespassing before being released, with a judicial commissioner ordering that one of the conditions of his bond be that he "not harass, annoy, telephone contact or communicate" with the woman.
But the defendant then twice appeared at a Bible study class at College Hills church attended by the victim, the first time sitting near her and later behind her, the warrants say.
After one Bible study class ended, the documents allege, Doak "spoke up loudly and stated 'I haven't violated anything' and slammed a cup of coffee into the trash."
In the warrant the woman maintains she "feels in fear of her safety and feels harassed by Mr. Doak's actions."
In addition to those charges, Doak also faces a theft count for allegedly driving away from a local market for driving away without paying for $37 worth of gas.
Senior Staff Writer Brooks Franklin can be reached at 444-3952 ext. 14 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alleged stalker visited Bible class
November 21, 2005