Cantonment man charged with cyberstalking and crushing mailbox :

A 44-year-old Cantonment man is accused of cyberstalking a woman.

According to an arrest report from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Russ Hines McNair, Jr., allegedly sent the victim repeated text messages last weekend before showing up at his residence and smashing the mailbox. letters.

The victim told deputies she met McNair as an engineer in a professional work environment around 15 years ago and they never dated.

After McNair began repeatedly texting the woman, he texted that he was coming to her house, but she told him to stay away, according to the arrest report. Deputies said he texted a little later and had to get a new bumper and replace a mailbox at home because he had hit it.

The next morning, the woman found the destroyed mailbox and tire tracks in the yard. Damage to the mailbox was estimated at $80. Video from a neighbor showed a van driving past the house as the mailbox was hit.

McNair was charged with cyberstalking and criminal mischief with property damage. He remained in the Escambia County jail Saturday morning with bond set at $3,500.

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