Robinson police arrested two men on unrelated stalking charges Thursday, Robinson police Lt. Tracy O'Connor said.

Gerald Ray Patterson Jr., 45, was arrested at 11:37 a.m. after violating a protective order prohibiting him from having contact with a victim in a previous stalking case against Patterson, O'Connor said.

Patterson was seen driving by the victim's house multiple times and had "obscene and annoying" communications with the victim, he said. Over several weeks, Patterson called nine times and sent more than 50 text messages that included threats to the victim and the victim's partner, according to an arrest affidavit.

He was arrested on a stalking charge related to the same victim earlier this year, and a judge had issued an order prohibiting him from having contact with the person. Police arrested Patterson on a Class A misdemeanor charge of violating a protective order and a third degree felony charge of stalking.

He remained in McLennan County Jail on Friday with bond listed at $10,000.

In an unrelated case, Robinson police arrested Nathaniel Earl Tierce, 40, of Axtell, on Thursday afternoon at the McLennan County Courthouse, where he was scheduled to appear in relation to a previous stalking charge.

An alleged victim made two reports to police last month, and police got a warrant charging Tierce with third degree felony stalking. The victim reported Tierce sent multiple letters and text messages, which police determined to be obscene and harassing, O'Connor said. About 20 days later, he sent more text messages and approached the victim at a sporting event in Waco, he said.

Tierce remained in McLennan County Jail on Friday with bond listed at $30,000.

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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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