An Indianapolis web designer has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and threatening charges, and is scheduled to go to trial on July 1.
The case was filed Monday by Indiana Attorney General Mike DeWine, who is seeking to prevent another victim from going through the ordeal.
According to court documents, John D. “Jared” Poynter, a freelance web designer, began harassing and threatening a woman online after she shared a link on her social media.
In court documents provided to News24, Poyneer pleaded guilty on Oct. 28 to misdemeanor criminal harassment, criminal threatening, and criminal stalking charges.
The documents also say Poyner threatened another victim, whom he has not named.
He also admitted that he contacted a female employee of his employer, which is located in Indianapolis, and she reported him to police.
Poynters criminal record includes two prior misdemeanor convictions and one traffic citation.
He was previously arrested on two felony charges, which he was convicted of.
In addition, a traffic citation for a traffic violation was issued in July 2016.
That charge was dismissed by the court in August.