Prosecutors: Man who stalked Mary Lucia is in custody

Updated: 5 p.m. | Posted: 3:20 p.m.

The man accused of stalking Mary Lucia, a popular disc jockey at The Current, is back behind bars.

Minneapolis police arrested Patrick Henry Kelly, 56, on Tuesday. Kelly, of Eden Prairie, had been charged in October with felony stalking after showing up at Lucia's home. That violated an order for protection she obtained against him.

On Thursday, the Hennepin County Attorney's office charged Kelly with felony stalking connected to two incidents in June.

In one, investigators say Kelly sent a LinkedIn request on June 15 to two of Lucia's co-workers. "Both requests were denied and were immediately brought to the management of the company," according to the criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court.

Then on June 20, Lucia called 911 to say she found flowers and a manila envelope, which included a letter signed by Kelly. A surveillance video also showed a man Lucia identified as Kelly placing the items on her doorstep.

A spokesperson for the Hennepin County Attorney's Office said police arrested Kelly for violating terms of his release after the October charge, which require him to remain law abiding and to stay away from Lucia, among other restrictions.

The original complaint against Kelly said he had been sending Lucia messages and gifts, despite her requests that he stop.

In April, Lucia took a leave of absence from the station. In a blog post, Lucia explained that she had been tormented by a stalker and that the experience was affecting her ability to work.

Lucia has not returned to the air.

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