ashanti stalker

Devar Hurd who was convicted of felony stalking R&B singer Ashanti Douglas got the maximum penalty on Thursday.

Hurd, 36, was convicted of sending Douglas and her sister “hundreds” of sexually graphic Twitter messages despite a restraining order in place.

Douglas and her family testified against Hurd in three trials. The 2nd trial, in October, was declared a mistrial after a juror became ill during deliberations.

At his 3rd trial, Hurd explained that he sent Douglas explicit messages because they were reunited.

“Ladies and gentlemen, the business we work in is sexually explicit,” said Hurd, who represented himself in court.

“She’s trying to take any explicit stuff and make it look criminal,” he added.

The judge hit Hurd with the maximum penalty — one to four years behind bars.

But since he already served 3 years on an earlier conviction, Hurd could be released immediately or within months if he goes before a parole board.

Assistant District Attorney Carolina Holderness asked the judge for the maximum penalty.

“He has been told repeatedly by courts to leave these people alone,” Holderness said. “Even today in speaking to you … he minimizes this conduct after having heard in court the effect that it had on his victims.

Hurd was convicted in 2009 of stalking Douglas and sending her text messages through her mother/manager. He was released in 2010 and re-arrested in 2013 for stalking Ms. Douglas again.

Hurd was previously convicted twice in Indiana of stalking another woman.

“Both involved the harassment of a woman including making sexually-explicit gestures with a lollipop outside her place of employment,” Holderness said.


  • Liz

    Scary that he is soon going to be out again free to harass her.

  • hotntot95

    That’s messed up…I don’t tweet but I thought that’s what Twitter was for, “down in the Dm’s”..hooking up wit jumpoffs and wut not???

  • imright

    but ppl VOP by curfew & get 18 months! foh

  • Sexy CJ

    Devar Hurd who was convicted of felony stalking R&B singer Ashanti Douglas received the maximum penalty on Thursday.

    Hurd has been told repeatedly by courts to leave Ms. Douglas alone and he continues to minimize his conduct even after having heard in court the effect that it had on her.

    Hurd, who represented himself in court said “Ladies and gentlemen, the business we work in is sexually explicit…… she’s trying to take any explicit stuff and make it look criminal.”

    Hurd was convicted in 2009 of stalking Douglas and sending her text messages. He was released in 2010 and re-arrested in 2013 for stalking Ms. Douglas again.

    Hurd was previously convicted twice in Indiana of stalking another woman.

    “Both involved the harassment of a woman including making sexually-explicit gestures with a lollipop outside her place of employment”……..

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    How is that possible if these are new charges? I can see if he had been sitting in jail, then that would be accredited as time served. But to say because he was already convicted of another crime and served time for that, he doesn’t have to serve the time with the sentence connected with the new charges doesn’t sound right to me.

    Garden Esquires? What say you?

  • Teresa Uriel

    uuummm does ashanti her and family not have any MALES in their family that can HANDLE this pervert nigga????

  • Sexy CJ

    ***********

  • Teresa Uriel

    he got the right one with that mess, because I WILL be telling the judge that the next time I see this nigga anywhere near me, I’m gonna shoot to kill, and yall court folk can do whatever yall want with that information.

    Try me if you want to….hell, I’m looking for a reason to test this Heat anyway.

    ashanti better grow some galls….not balls…GALLS!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Did y’all hear about the lil 21 year old chick that jumped into the lake in an attempt to kill herself and her 2 year old son? She didn’t make it, but it’s reported the kid will survive. Brianna Bailey, Milwaukee, WI. Crazy. All I could do was smh.

  • Teresa Uriel

    I say she better WOUND THAT NIGGA

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Has he ever been in close proximity to her or her family members outside of court because if so, somebody isn’t doing this right. You know?

  • Teresa Uriel

    LMAOFF!!….sorry but she got what she wanted….glad the child survived

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    U are wrong for this, but yeah, I can’t argue that point.

  • Teresa Uriel

    anyway….what peepuls!

  • Teresa Uriel

    what up peepuls!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Shaking them now

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Harpo dis man crazy

  • Sexy CJ

    ………….

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I’m not following it either. Where’s our Garden Legal Dreamteam?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    As many folks that are out here and will take in a child…

    Was there any mental illness involved? I’m just asking before I talk about her being in hail right now…

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    ???????? @ Sexy CJ!!! This was awesome me??????????????

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    and i as well.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    You seem familiar.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    U know I really can’t say. Some close to her say she wasn’t really homeless. Supposedly she was homeless and living in her car w/her baby. But I’m honestly not sure about history of mental illness. I saw on one site the baby’s father saying he was on the phone with her right before she did the deed.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    She better get a gun and light his azz up if he get to close again.

  • Ke$hiaFromBelly

    He favors a cat that used to stalk me..My God!! The eyes…its n the EYESSS!! :(
    B safe shanti

  • Mona Lisa

    Ashanti has stalkers???

  • Monday

    They all get it too easy!!

    This system needs to be re-worked

  • Monday

    I always see her mom with her, the dad is here but wayyy in the back..

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Nothing more scarier than stalker. The laws are slaps on the wrist, but their torture drives ppl insane.

  • Desi

    When every other pic you show on the internet is tits & ass, what do you expect. Doesn’t mean she deserves it, but she invites it in.

  • Auditor

    Have yall watched that show Stalked? Was BEYOND GOOD…

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I’ve watched many of shows on ID and I’m praying she survives this nut job. Some folks need to stay locked up with no chance of a second chance.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Why is the court system tormenting this woman like this?

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I’m not unsympathetic towards the mentally ill; however, this dude here won’t seem to quit. So ‘Shanti may need to strap-up.
    Also, how did the previous victim escape him after he was released? Did he just decide to move on to the next one?

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I had the series in my Netflix queue some time ago. It was good (and disturbing)

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Hey there, size queen! : )
    :waves:

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    He looks angry

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    How was he able to text her? Did he have access to her personal phone number?

  • Bob Dilla

    He has a mental illness and needs treatment not more jail time. Obviously it’s not getting through to him…

  • Mel

    Explicit gestures with a lollipop? I cant today. This dude obviously have little men whispering in his ears he’s out of touch with reality .

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    I see what you did there.

  • SpideySense

    No she didn’t. You are completely wrong here. Dangerously wrong.

  • #Uploading

    The justice system doesnt give a fck about women and kids because men make the rules. Now who abuses women and kids? Men. More women need to get into politics and law if you want change. When he kills her then what?

  • #Uploading

    Idiot. Women get stalked and harassed all the time. What did they do? Did they also post tits and ass online?

  • mela.reign77

    I hate to say it but as soon as he’s released he will be back at it. This man is crazy as heck! I don’t like guns but she may need one because crazy pants will be back. Just sad!

  • Desi

    Probably.

  • Desi

    You can’t display yourself half naked all the time then play the victim.

  • #Uploading

    Like I said you’re an idiot. Don’t breed.

  • #Uploading

    Troll.

  • Taylordanes

    That is what I was wondering! how did he get her phone number!!??

  • mela.reign77

    I don’t care if she was butt booty naked she does not deserved to be stalked. She has not done anything to him to bring on these advances this guy is just flat out crazy! What about people who stalk little old ladies or kids? Think about it for a second what if she was your sister or daughter how would that make you feel?

  • Sincerity7

    It goes down in the DM!

  • Desi

    Yawn.

  • Desi

    Double Yawn.

  • Desi

    Triple yawn.

  • #Uploading

    Loser.

  • #Uploading

    Hopefully you get assaulted and or harassed fully clothed as your karma.

  • Pettyville123

    They will take him serous once he kill/rape her…. God forgive!

  • TheWildChild

    If I was Ashanti, I would apply for my legal steel permit to carry/conceal and wait for him at the front door (tilts head left). ?

  • TheWildChild

    She should’ve blast that ass the second time, then explained it as self defense. See, she ain’t from the hood ?. Cause ole’ dude would’ve thought twice about stepping to her ???

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Right .somebody tell me something. Lol

  • Guess Who

    He reminds me of one of the “nasty boys” in middle school. You know, the ones always trying to feel on you or corner you, talking about, “we go together now”. EWWWWWWWWW

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYY.