By Carlos Padilla
Dozens of phone calls a night. Posting the victim’s nude photos on social media. Numerous threatening text messages. Sending nude images of the victim to members of her family. Sounds like a nightmarish plot to a movie.
This nightmare became a hellish reality for a local woman for weeks after she decided to break up with a local man, according to documents filed in Sierra County Magistrate Court. That man – identified as 33-year-old Raymond Bradley Lunsford – was incarcerated in the Sierra County Detention Center on Thursday, Oct. 23, and charged with third-degree felony intimidation of a witness and a criminal count of using a telephone to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend.
Truth or Consequences Police Officer Gary Richins states in his affidavit for arrest that he was approached by the victim late Thursday evening, Oct. 16. The victim stated that Lunsford, her ex-boyfriend, was calling her place of employment between 20 and 30 times per night.
Lunsford also reportedly hacked into the victim’s Facebook account and hijacked her account. From then on, Lunsford began posting nude photos of the victim to her Facebook account and accounts belonging to her family.
And it’s apparently not the first time Lunsford has taken over a social media account to terrorize an ex-girlfriend.
The victim showed TCPD Officer Richins numerous text messages sent from Lunsford, which included photos of her residence, stating, “I know where you live.”
The harassment had been ongoing, according to the victim, since she left him weeks before – on Sept. 25.
The manager of the victim’s place of employment agreed to issue a trespass order in order to ensure the safety of her employee.
Officer Richins attempted to serve the trespass order to Lunsford at his residence in the 800-block of North Yucca Street, but Lunsford would not come to the door.
Richins saw Lunsford walking east on Marie Street on Friday, Oct. 17, and stopped to serve him with the trespass order. The officer explained the trespass order to Lunsford, who refused to sign the order. While Richins was talking to the man, Sierra County Sheriff’s Deputy Clay Cheney arrived on scene and served Lunsford with a restraining order.
Late Monday evening, Oct. 20, the victim contacted Officer Richins to report that Lunsford was continuing to contact her up to 30 times a night at her place of employment. While Richins was at the woman’s place of employment, the phone rang.
It was Lunsford.
Officer Richins overheard Lunsford telling the woman that he hacked her social media pages and would continue to post nude photos of her unless she agreed to not go to court. When the woman asked for the passwords for her accounts, Lunsford again stated, “I’ll only give them to you if you don’t go to court.”
Lunsford was apprehended days later and booked into the Sierra County Detention Center.
Online jail records indicate Lunsford is being held on a $10,000 cash bond.