Gilbert PD: Alabama A&M Football prospect arrested for stalking

Posted at 12:01 PM, Jul 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-12 20:52:17-04

A man who recently signed to play football for Alabama A&M has been arrested in Gilbert for stalking his ex-girlfriend.

Gilbert Police report that 22-year-old Marquon Lavelle Tershaun Claiborne was arrested on July 5 after six stalking reports were filed against him since May.

Claiborne was convicted of stalking in 2013 and was just released from probation.

Police report that on April 15, Claiborne allegedly slashed the tires of his ex-girlfriend after a confrontation. He later apologized for the incident and offered to pay for the damage.

Police say after this he was served with an order of protection forcing him to stay away and stop harassing his ex-girlfriend. Police say he continued to harass her by setting up a fake social media account and soliciting strangers to go to her home at "all hours of the night."

He also allegedly sent threatening messages to her mother saying, “If you don't want to lose her, you do as I say." He also threatened his ex-girlfriend by saying he "would not stop stalking her until either he or she was dead." Police say he even contacted her while she was speaking with detectives.

Claiborne was arrested on July 5, near Hunt Highway and Gantzel Road. 

After playing one season as a defensive back at Mesa Community College, Claiborne signed to play for Alabama A&M for this upcoming football season.