A former St. Louis police officer will spend a year on supervised probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of harassing an LGBT couple in the Tower Grove neighborhood.
If Jeffrey Leveque, 45, breaks his probation, he'll be sentenced to six months in prison, according to court documents. Judge Steven Ohmer also barred Leveque from contacting the victims and ordered him to attend anger management services.
Leveque was charged with felony harassment in January after police said he and another man parked outside the home of Meg Hensley, 27, and her partner Kendan Elliot, 34, and yelled threateningly at them as they tried to leave for work. Hensley told Daily RFT afterward that Leveque was angry at the couple's gay pride flag, which looks like a rainbow version of the American flag.
Henseley called the police, but later that day a photo of her house popped up on Craigslist with a threatening message:
So the carpet muncher called the police. So offended you were. Who is the criminal? You deface the "American Flag" and upset that stated to you how un American you are. Well you make me sick everyday when you kiss your girlfriend good bye. Being a carpet muching cunt is one thing but our flag is another. Have some respect for our country if you have no respect for our Lord.
"For him to go online and guide people to my house and encourage other people to harass me is terrifying," Hensley tells Daily RFT.
In January, a judge banned Leveque from entering the Tower Grove East neighborhood.
Leveque was last in court in September, when he pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1,000 of items from Home Depot, according to court records.
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