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Posted on Wed, Apr 25, 2012 : 4:59 p.m.

Man held on $25,000 bond for allegedly stalking woman he dated before prison term

By Kyle Feldscher

A Saline man has been arrested and charged with stalking the same woman from whom he allegedly stole a cell phone in 2010, a crime that sent him to prison.


Raymond Jewell

Courtesy of the state of Michigan

Raymond Jewell, 50, was arrested Monday and arraigned Wednesday on one count each of aggravated stalking and stalking, according to court records. Saline police Detective Don Lupi said Jewell was taken into custody by the Washtenaw County Probation Department on Monday for the outstanding charges.

Jewell is currently on parole after pleading no contest to a charge of larceny from the person stemming from a July 19, 2010 incident where he stole a cell phone from a woman he used to date, Lupi said.

He had broken up with the woman shortly before the incident, and the woman told investigators he had taken the phone because he was mad, police said.

The stolen cell phone was reported after Saline police went to the 200 block of North Maple Road for a reported sexual assault. Jewell was cleared in that incident, Lupi said. While police were investigating, the woman told them about the cell phone theft.

Jewell is being held in the Washtenaw County Jail on a $25,000 cash or surety bond, according to jail records. He’s scheduled to return to court for a preliminary examination at 8:30 a.m. May 8, records show.

According to state records, Jewell pleaded no contest to larceny from the person and was sentenced on Jan. 24, 2011. He was released from prison on Feb. 28 and placed on parole, records show.

Jewell has eight other previous convictions. He has two convictions for operating while under the influence of alcohol in 1993 and 1990, larceny from a motor vehicle in 1985, breaking and entering a building with intent to commit a crime in 1985, escaping from prison in 1979, assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct in 1979, third-degree criminal sexual conduct in 1979 and failing to pay child support in 2009, according to state records.

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Fri, Apr 27, 2012 : 2:41 a.m.

I don't think anyone want people to go to jail... However, sometimes that is the only place for them. I know all involved very well. All the ex wants is for him to leave her alone. Alot to ask for? No, for normal people. I wish when they reported this they would have reported all of it.. Oh well. He is were he needs to be.


Thu, Apr 26, 2012 : 6:27 p.m.

"Some men you just can't reach."


Thu, Apr 26, 2012 : 3:37 p.m.

Salinemama, you seem to know lots about the intimate details of Mr Jewell's Situation so I defer. The dude need to leave the poor woman alone. Period. To those who think the solution to all troubled souls means incarceration, I remind you that Christ proclaimed freedom for prisoners generally, not only the nice ones. Taking a phone in pique sounds like bratty boihavior - it happens. Change of scenery means going away and getting on. Leaving in Peace. Nuff said.

Macabre Sunset

Thu, Apr 26, 2012 : 8:01 p.m.

Interesting that a self-aggrandizing religious proclamation is left intact while a comment that the character in question may well be fictional is removed. I guess we've learned editorial staff is a bunch of religious nutbunnies. Glenn's post violates your rules in three different ways, but I can see why a nutbunny would keep it.

Craig Lounsbury

Thu, Apr 26, 2012 : 2:14 p.m.

some people misbehave then clean up their act and change. Some people don't. They just keep on misbehaving. At some point we as a society need to say enough is enough and stop giving them new opportunity.


Thu, Apr 26, 2012 : 10:45 a.m.

He has been in jail almost 20 of his 50 years. While is shows charges, it doesn't show all the times he was in jail. He didn't allegedly steal a cell phone in 2010, he stole a cell phone. He was relesase on a PR bond on 12-8-2010 with having NO contact with the ex. If he did this he would have been sentenced to 12 mon. with time served. With in two days he contacted the ex. He was back in jail with in a week of getting out. From there he wrote her two letters, still having a no contact order. With this, the judge, sentenced him to 19 mon. to 10 years for the Felony. He was Paroled after 19 mon. with a NO CONTACT order, with in a week he was contacting the ex again. She didn't ask for him to steal her phone, she didn't ask for him to non stop call and harass her. She broke up with him and he wouldn't leave her alone. Her mistake for thinking that everyone needed a second chance and with the right people he would be able to "change" . She has learned a very hard lesson. Two years later she is still trying to put the mistake behind her and go on but he will not stop. So no, they should not have let him out. A change of scenery hasn't done him any good. And that is not a solution to harassment. Love that thought process. 19 mon. was for a Felony not petty larsony. He went up to her as she was in her car trying to roll up the window and grabbed her hand and took the phone off of her lap. Larceny from the person.


Thu, Apr 26, 2012 : 1:01 a.m.

If this guy hasn't learned his lesson yet, he never will. Parole Board, stop releasing career criminals!

Craig Lounsbury

Thu, Apr 26, 2012 : 2:12 p.m.

I agree. This guy doesn't seem interested in reforming his behavior.


Wed, Apr 25, 2012 : 11:13 p.m.

Most of the charges are very old, two or even three decades. It looks like this guys criminal trajectory is going downhill - but the 13 month + stint for petty theft seems steep. Change of scenery, not prison would do everyone good


Thu, Apr 26, 2012 : 1:58 a.m.

Perhaps there are fewer recent charges because he's become a "better" criminal and doesn't get caught as often as he did when he was young. How many crimes go unreported and unsolved? Think about how many times someone speeds compared to how many times they get caught speeding.


Thu, Apr 26, 2012 : 1:03 a.m.

Change of scenery? You want this guy living with you?

Matt Cooper

Wed, Apr 25, 2012 : 11:23 p.m.

Maybe it's just me but given the costs of a new phone, which can run as high as $700-800 (I might be wrong on this but I do believe any theft of an item with a value of over $100 is a felony), I don't think that's what I would call "petty". It certainly wasn't petty to the victim.

Huron 74

Wed, Apr 25, 2012 : 10:16 p.m.

Wow, quite a record. It's good that this was put in this artilce. There are always 2 sides to a domestic dispute, but this guy's got some history of doing wrong.


Wed, Apr 25, 2012 : 9:27 p.m.

He is originally from Milan j/s.


Thu, Apr 26, 2012 : 12:50 a.m.

Sounds like Milan didn't want him and water found its level.


Thu, Apr 26, 2012 : 12:46 a.m.

Maybe he moved to Saline to fit in with the community better.