Man charged with stalking for second time in six days

From staff reports

A Seneca man who was charged last week for stalking a woman is now facing additional charges after he returned to the woman’s Cornplanter Township residence on Sunday.

Franklin state police said in a criminal complaint that the woman told troopers Jeffrey Donald Barletta, 58, drove past her Halyday Run Road home multiple times Sunday in his red 2010 Chevrolet Impala.

Police said several people witnessed Barletta’s actions, which included backing into her driveway before speeding away in his vehicle.

Barletta was free on $15,000 unsecured bail with the condition to have no contact with the woman after he was arrested June 15 for stalking, the complaint said. Barletta was told numerous times he wasn’t allowed on the woman’s property, according to the complaint.

Barletta told police when he was arrested Sunday that he believed it was OK to go to the woman’s house because it was Father’s Day, the complaint said.

He was charged in the Sunday incident with a felony count of stalking, misdemeanor counts of defiant trespass and disorderly conduct, and two summary offenses.

Barletta was charged in the June 15 incident with a felony count of stalking, a misdemeanor count of defiant trespass, and a summary count of harassment.

He was placed in the Venango County jail Sunday after bail was denied.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled June 30 in Central Court.