Man jailed for allegedly harassing ex-girlfriend

POULSBO — A Poulsbo man has been charged with telephone harassment after he allegedly used his cell phone to intimidate and threaten an ex-girlfriend, her family and friends.

Beau Anthony Johnson, 38, of Poulsbo has been charged in Kitsap County District Court with felony telephone harassment.

Johnson was arrested on March 28 after an ex-girlfriend called 911 to report a series of harassing telephone calls and text messages that threatened her and her family. After listening to voicemails on the woman’s phone, and reading the text messages, police tracked down Johnson and took him into custody.

The woman first told deputies about some concerning messages in the early morning hours of March 28. Deputies reportedly spoke with Johnson about them around 2:44 a.m. Johnson allegedly said he would stop calling and texting the ex-girlfriend, though said “disparaging remarks about her,” according to a report from the Sheriff’s Office.

Later that day, the ex-girlfriend went to a Poulsbo bar with friends. Johnson allegedly showed up at the bar, walked up to her, kissed her, swore at her, and left. Phone calls and text messages allegedly followed over the course of the evening. The intimidation was reported.

Deputies recorded a total of 18 voicemails allegedly left by Johnson. Photographs were taken of the text messages for evidence.

The voicemails were threatening. The caller sometimes laughed and often hinted that the woman, her family, and friends would somehow be harmed. The caller said that he would not personally harm people, but insinuated that he could get someone else to do the work for him.

“You crossed the nuttiest mother ****** in the county,” one message said. “People will do crazy (stuff) for drugs and money,” it continued, according to a sheriff’s report.

“Somebody at this point, is losing their life over this …” another message reportedly said, and continued, stating that he will find a woman to beat the ex up and that he hopes she dies.

The caller also said he is building a “little army” and threatened the woman’s friends, using racial, sexist and homophobic slurs.

A restraining order was placed on Johnson, who was booked into the Kitsap County Jail on the morning of March 29. Bail has been set at $35,000. Johnson is expected to be in court to face the charge on April 15 and April 29.

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