Cobb Sheriff’s deputies arrested Harold Aubrey Blasingame Jr., 42, of Dallas, on Monday, two months after warrants for his arrest were issued. Cobb Police charged him with two misdemeanor charges of making repeated harassing phone calls.
Blasingame called one Austell woman 73 times and made “explicit derogatory sexual remarks” and a threat of rape in about one month’s time beginning in August, according to a warrant for his arrest.
He also called women in Acworth, Woodstock and Lumpkin County, according to investigators.
Police said Blasingame randomly called numbers until he could get a woman on the line and then attempted to engage her in conversation during repeated phone calls.
Though Cobb police had obtained a warrant for Blasingame’s arrest months ago, they couldn’t enter his home because the charges were misdemeanors, not felonies, Cobb police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said.
“We knew who he was but could never catch him,” Pierce said. “Any time that you have a misdemeanor warrant, I can’t go in your house and pick you up.”
Piece said Cobb police left the job of serving the arrest warrant up to Cobb Sheriff’s deputies. Deputies could not be reached for comment about the arrest.
A misdemeanor charge has a possible sentence of up to 12 months in jail and a $1,000 fine upon conviction.
Blasingame is being held in the Cobb County Jail.