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St. Paul Man Sentenced for Harassing Oakdale Woman

The woman told police that someone sent her about 113 text messages within a 24-hour period in late July.

Crime scene. Credit: Patch
Crime scene. Credit: Patch

A St. Paul man who sent numerous text messages to an Oakdale woman who had a protection order against him has been sentenced.

Timothy James Farver, 24, was charged in July with violating a domestic abuse no-contact order and a protection order with an Oakdale woman.

The woman told police that someone sent her about 113 text messages within a 24-hour period in late July. She said she didn’t recognize the number, but suspected the sender was Farver because of the substance of the messages, which ranged from professing his love for her to threatening her.

The woman told police that she had received about 50 phone calls from the same number on her home and cell phones. In one of those calls, a man whose voice she recognized as Farver’s left a voice message.

While police were at the woman’s Oakdale home, her home phone rang, and the caller ID showed the number as the same one from which the earlier text messages and phone calls originated. The officer answered the call and identified herself as a police officer, and the caller hung up.

The officer called the number from her cell phone, and a man whose voice was identical to the one on the victim’s voice mail answered. The officer told Farver to stop calling and texting the victim.

The officer had just left the victim’s home when she called and said she had received yet another phone call from a number she didn’t recognize, and when she answered it, it was Farver.

Farver’s criminal record includes convictions for domestic assault and violating a protection order. He was sentenced on the latest conviction, a felony, to 45 days in jail, with credit for 43 days already served. He was also placed on five years of supervised probation.

The victim’s protection order and no-contact order against Farver remain active.

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