Accused stalker jailed after threats to local musician's family - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Accused stalker jailed after threats to local musician's family

By Jason Miles - bio | email

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A Memphis man was jailed Friday for stalking local musicians Kevin and Bethany Paige.

Police said the Paiges were most recently stalked at their home and at Lindenwood Christian Church, where they often play in addition to their gig at Alfred's on Beale Street.

"He clearly needs help," Kevin Paige said of his accused stalker, Carl Baker.

Ronald Turner plays bass in the Paiges' band on Beale Street and during worship services at Lindenwood Christian Church.

"I've known them for a long time," Turner said.

Turner was with the Paiges two weeks ago when police said Baker showed up at their home.

"He was just standing across the street," Turner said.

Turner said Baker disrupted a service at the church in February by yelling obscenities at Kevin Paige, who was on stage.  Church members had to forcibly remove him.

In the affidavit complaint signed by Kevin Paige, the musician claimed harassing phone calls from Baker began back in 2006.

He said he has compiled 22 calls in all, including one this month in which Baker threatened to harm the couple's 8-year-old daughter.

"I've heard some of the phone calls and messages that he's left with Kevin and Bethany and they're pretty rough," Turner said.

Baker's last known address is a boarding house on Tutwiler.  The accused stalker is in jail on harassment and stalking charges after his threat to physically harm a member of the Paige family became the final straw.

Bethany Paige said she wanted to put this incident behind her and hoped Baker would get help.

Baker's brother also said he was relieved that Baker was behind bars.  He said the family had been trying to get him committed after threats against his own family.

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