A man accused of stalking state Representative Mesha Mainor lashed out at her in alarming jailhouse phone calls.
The FOX 5 I-Team obtained recordings of the jailhouse phone calls through the Georgia Open Records Act.
In 2019, Mainor was running for Atlanta City Council when she told a volunteer campaign volunteer he could no longer work for her.
The campaign volunteer — Corwin Monson — launched a campaign of harassment against Mainor that included calling her hundreds of times a day and leaving frightening voicemail messages.
“It became frightening,” she told Atlanta Progressive News. “By May, he was dropping gifts off at my house because he couldn’t talk to me.”
Mainor filed a restraining order against Monson in July 2019. She told a judge Monson joined her church to be close to her. He showed up to her home an average of 2-3 times a week.
The judge granted her request for a restraining order. Weeks later, Mainor filed a police report, claiming Monson “violated a restraining order” and showed up at her church, Friendship Baptist, “sitting in the church just looking at her.”
Police arrested Monson and charged him with felony aggravated stalking. He was released on bond, FOX 5 News reports.
Monson was arrested again a year later on another aggravated stalking charge for contacting Mainor through her Facebook page.
Monson was locked up again in December 2020. He remains in jail, awaiting trial.
“Praise God, he is in jail. I feel a little bit safer,” said Mainor, who was sworn in as the new state representative from the 59th District in Atlanta a month later.
But Monson’s phone calls continued even after he was locked up and denied bail.
“I don’t want that bitch being no state representative. Keep that b**** out of the State House. Now, let’s play hardball,” Monson said on one jail house call.
On one of the calls, Monson said he will stay in prison for ten years if he has to get back at her. “I want that b**** shutdown,” he said.
“The fact that he would say he would stay in jail for 10 years out of sheer hatred for me. That’s crazy. If a judge lets him out, what do you think he’s going to do to me,” Mainor told The FOX I-Team.
In another conversation, Monson tells his wife, he wants Representative Mainor criminally charged with theft and perjury for allegedly stealing his lawn furniture.
Commissioner Marvin Arrington Jr. withdrew as Monson’s attorney, after Mainor filed an ethics complaint and a bar complaint against him on Oct. 21, 2020.