A Mart man was arrested on a felony stalking charge Wednesday after police found him hiding in a crawl space under the house of a woman who has a protective order against him, an arrest affidavit states.

James Darrell King, 28, was arrested after police received a 911 call from a woman who was screaming but hung up. Officers were dispatched to an address where they had recently received several family-violence assault reports, the affidavit states.

At the home, officers spoke to a woman who said King was just at the house and that she has a protective order against him. She said he ran away before police arrived. Officers were unable to find him, the affidavit states.

Police were called to the home again later in the day on a report King was back, the affidavit states. The woman said she was afraid of King and believed he would kill her and her children in an attempt to get into the house, according to the affidavit.

"On the second response to the residence, (the officer) was informed by the victim that Mr. King was looking into the windows when she saw him," the affidavit states. "(The officer) saw an object against the house that was possibly used by Mr. King to stand on to look into the window."

As they continued checking the area, police found King hiding under the home in a crawl space, the affidavit states. As officers ordered him out of the crawl space, he attempted to run and was shot by a stun gun twice before he was taken into custody, according to the affidavit.

King was arrested on third-degree felony charge of stalking and Class A misdemeanor charges of violation of protective order and resisting arrest. He remained in McLennan County Jail on Thursday with bond listed at $20,000.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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