MCSO: Stalker arrested after threats to victim and friends

MCSO: Stalker arrested after threats to victim and friends
Posted at 12:43 PM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 15:13:41-05

After receiving an order of protection, a Mesa man is accused of pouring gas on the victim’s lawn, slashing her tires and making multiple threats to her friends. 

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office reports that in May of this year an order of protection was served on 21-year-old Michael Robert White.

On October 27, MCSO says White went to the woman's home in east Mesa and poured gasoline on her lawn, threatening to light it, if she didn't come out. 

He also allegedly slashed the tires on her car and left before law enforcement arrived. 

White also reportedly sent a threatening message to the victim’s friends saying everything would, "end on Halloween," along with a picture of a gun. 

In addition to contacting the victim more than 30 times on her phone, White also reportedly continued his threatening messages saying, "I'm not stopping when I go to prison for life." 

MCSO says White is currently in the U.S. Army Reserve while also working for a security firm. 

Deputies located and arrested White on Halloween. He allegedly admitted to being aware of the protection order but denied threatening anyone. 

White was given a $20,000 bond on charges of stalking and aggravated harassment.