Justice System

A Sulphur woman accused of having inappropriate contact with a teenage girl was arraigned Monday in state district court.

Defense attorney David Green entered not guilty pleas for Angel Owens, 46, on three counts of stalking and one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile.

A complaint on July 15 with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff ’s Office alleged Owens had been threatening, stalking and having inappropriate contact with a

15- year-old-girl who was her student at a local driving school. Kim Myers, CPSO spokesperson, said Owens had given the victim an iPhone so that she could communicate with her and told her to keep it hidden from her parents. Myers said that Owens threatened to make the girl’s family “disappear” if she did not take the phone.

Myers also stated Owens gave the alleged victim a charm bracelet with “love momma” engraved on it and that Owens would become irate if the victim did not refer to her as “momma.”

Between February and July 2016, Myers said that approximately 12,200 text messages and 650 phone calls were made between Owens and the victim with some of the messages including inappropriate sexual language.

Myers said that during a July 29 interview with detectives, Owens admitted to being obsessed with the alleged victim and to stalking her.

Judge Thomas Quirk ordered that a pre-trial conference on all charges be set for Feb. 7, 2017.