Brandon James charged after following ex-girlfriend around, sending her numerous threats

Brandon James charged after following ex-girlfriend around, sending her numerous threats

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35-year-old Brandon James was seen stalking his ex-girlfriend, Calista Hodges, at the Family Safety Center on April 7th. When officers arrived, they made contact with security. Security stated that they observed James following Hodges to the mentioned location and engaging in an argument. Once Hodges entered, James attempted to follow behind her but was halted by security. Security separated the two and then took Hodges to a safe room. James stood at the door and occasionally looked through the glass door as if he were waiting for Hodges. After 30-45 minutes, security approached James again and allowed him inside to use the restroom, which he stayed in until police arrived. The entire situation was documented via surveillance cameras. Officers spoke to Hodges about the incident, and she provided them with text messages, videos, and emails of threats that she received from James. James was explicitly told multiple times in the messages to stop contacting her and to leave her alone. Hodges also stated that James drove by her house on several occasions. Hodges informed officers that James found her while she was on a date with a friend. When James saw her, he attempted to box her car in with his. Hodges approached him about his stalking-like behavior, but this only led to James grabbing her by the wrist. As James grabbed her, he caused multiple scratches on her wrist. James continued to follow Hodges throughout her day, including when she went home. That is when she decided to go to the Family Safety Center. Brandon James was taken into custody and charged with domestic assault and stalking.

James Brandon (MNPD)
James Brandon (MNPD)

James D. Brandon of Wood Valley in Murfreesboro, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on April 7th, charged with domestic assault with bodily injury and stalking. He is free on a $4,500 bond.

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