Man Accused of Stalking Jewel Arrested
September 23, 2009 at 7:08 AM (PT)
The TENNESSEAN reports that a man accused of stalking VALORY MUSIC CO. artist JEWEL was arrested last week when he went two consecutive days to the 2,000-acre rural TEXAS ranch owned by JEWEL's husband, rodeo champion TY MURRAY.
MICHAEL LAWRANCE KOZELKA was found on the ranch SEPTEMBER 14th and warned not to return. On SEPTEMBER 15th KOZELKA was found at the house with a pocket knife and a dog with him.
ERATH COUNTY Sheriff TOMMY BRYANT said he did not resist arrest. "He was not aggressive and was not mad," BRYANT told THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on TUESDAY. "He just said he was on a mission from GOD, that GOD told him to come to STEPHENVILLE and led him to this ranch."
BRYANT declined to say anything further about what KOZELKA may have said about JEWEL or MURRAY. KOZELKA was charged with stalking and has been jailed in STEPHENVILLE, about 75 miles southwest of FORT WORTH, on $30,000 bond.
No official comments have been released from JEWEL or MURRAY at this time.