A warrant was issued for Jon Christopher Pete, 52, after the Mason City man, accused of repeatedly contacting and harassing a woman he used to date, failed to appear in court on Monday.
The most recent incidents were on June 14, when he sent the woman an e-mail saying, "I can't believe what you did with me! I am done with life! FYI you have (a sexually transmitted disease)," according to a criminal complaint filed by the Mason City Police Department.
Later that day he allegedly left a broken picture frame with a photo of himself with the woman in front of her home.
In the evening Pete drove through the parking lot at her workplace and then to her residence, where he pulled into the driveway and honked the horn, according to police.
In the days preceding June 14, Pete allegedly drove recklessly through the parking lot at the woman's workplace, left a note on her car asking her to contact him, and opened the door to her parked car while she was in it.
The woman was so frightened by that last incident that she "was still shaking slightly when reporting the complaint to the police around an hour and a half later," an officer stated in court documents.
Police charged Pete with harassment twice in the past for his repeated contact with the woman, who told authorities she dated him from July to September of last year before she ended the relationship.
He continued to contact her after that despite being asked not to, according to police. Pete also allegedly left gifts on her car at work or at home.
A third-degree harassment charge filed against Pete in December was dismissed on Jan. 16 at the woman's request.
In a letter she sent to the court, she stated Pete had apologized to her and agreed that he should not have contacted her.
However, on Jan. 25 he approached the woman while she was at a bar and grill in Mason City and followed her to the parking lot despite having been warned by the police not to have further contact with her, according to court documents.
The next day, according to court records, Pete left a grocery sack containing some of his bed linens and a note stating, "So apparently this is what you do?! You hurt good men!!" at the end of the woman's driveway.
Pete pleaded guilty to another third-degree harassment charge filed after these incidents and was fined $100.
After being arrested June 26 on stalking and third-degree harassment charges, Pete was released from custody pending his initial appearance after posting $2,000 cash bond.
That bond was forfeited after he failed to appear on Monday.
Third-degree harassment is a simple misdemeanor, while stalking is an aggravated misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of up to two years in prison.