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Reports: Ex’s new boyfriend threatens man in Pasco

A Holiday man was arrested Friday for the second time in a month after repeatedly threatening his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

Rickey Gene Ray, 42, 3409 Blayton St., was arrested and charged with aggravated stalking and violating an injunction.

On Oct. 14, Ray struck the victim, Scott Kirkland, in the face with an unknown object during an argument, according to an arrest report. Kirkland sustained a broken nose in that incident.

Two weeks later, Ray called Kirkland’s cell phone and threatened to shoot him, deputies said.

On Nov. 9, Kirkland, who has a child in common with Ray’s girlfriend, found a note taped to his door that read: “Talk to Tracy again and I won’t knock you out next time; you do I am going to (expletive) kill you!”

Ray was arrested on Nov. 14 and charged with felony battery. A no contact injunction was granted to keep Ray away from Kirkland on Nov. 15, deputies said.

During that injunction, a baseball bat was thrown through the window of Kirkland’s apartment window. “Drop the charge or I’ll kill you” was written on the bat, according to the sheriff’s office.

Ray was also spotted standing outside the window of Kirkland’s apartment on Nov. 29. He was identified by Kirkland and other witnesses, deputies said. The tag number to his 1998 gold Saturn was also written down and given to investigators.

Ray was released Saturday after posting a $15,000 bond.

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