Homeless man sentenced in stalking case

March 17, 2015

Scott Samuel-Ray MacArthur with his attorney, David Glancy.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 20-year-old man was sentenced in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, March 17, to serve 90 days of a one-year jail sentence with credit for 85 days served for convictions of aggravated stalking and resisting/opposing police.

Scott Samuel-Ray MacArthur, 20, was also ordered to two years probation and no contact with the victim or the victim’s roommate. His address in his court file is listed as “homeless.”

Sentencing guidelines in the case called for two to 17 months incarceration.

“Mr. MacArthur is very much enamored with (the victim),” Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola said. MacArthur denied his identity to police when they were called to scene, the prosecutor said. While he was being arrested, he stated that “‘nothing can stop my love.’” The victim is “terrified of the defendant and wants him to stay away,” the prosecutor said. What is troubling is that when he was arrested, he had a backpack that contained a real-looking plastic gun.” The fake gun may have been intended to use for the purpose of “threatening the victim” or “may have resulted in his own injury” if he had pulled it out during his arrest.

“My client understands that he cannot have contact with (the victim),” said MacArthur’s attorney, David Glancy. He has sought counseling services and plans on following up with the counseling when he’s released from jail.


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