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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 4, 2019

Gretna Man Charged With Stalking

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that ALFRED HUMBLES, age 48, was charged Thursday, February 28, 2019 in a one-count indictment with Stalking, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2261A(2)(B).

According to the indictment, from November 2018 – January 28, 2019, HUMBLES sent harassing and intimidating texts and emails to a former girlfriend. On November 29, 2018, the former girlfriend sent an email to HUMBLES indicating to him that the relationship was over, to stop having contact with her, that law enforcement had been notified and that she felt that her life was being threatened. On December 11, 2018, HUMBLES sent black roses to her place of employment. Approximately 25 texts and emails are quoted in the indictment. Among them, on January 9, 2019, HUMBLES emailed the victim and stated “I can’t think of one reason why you should be walking around breathing.” On January 15, 2019, HUMBLES emailed the victim and stated “I’m tired of playing…..pick one, either your face gets pistol whipped, house burns...” On January 23, 2019, HUMBLES emailed the victim and stated “…you don’t know what I’m capable of and you’re not untouchable.” On January 25, 2019, HUMBLES emailed the victim and stated “when my pistol is in your mouth…”

If convicted, HUMBLES faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five (5) years, a fine of $250,000, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee.

U.S. Attorney Strasser reiterated that an indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Jon Maestri is in charge of the prosecution.

 

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Updated March 4, 2019