Hannibal man jailed for allegedly stalking woman on Palmyra Road


James Pitney | Photo courtesy of Hannibal Police Department

HANNIBAL, Mo. — A Hannibal man is in the Marion County Jail facing charges of stalking and resisting arrest.

Two warrants were issued in the 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Marion on Wednesday, charging James W. Pitney, 56. The warrants were a result of an incident which occurred Tuesday on Palmyra Road. 

At approximately 1 p.m. Tuesday, Hannibal police officers were traveling on Palmyra Road when they encountered Pitney traveling at a slow rate of speed. A female was observed walking in the area, and officers made contact with her and learned Pitney had been following her as she was walking, even driving on the sidewalk. 

Officers located Pitney in Hannibal Middle School parking lot, where he attempted to drive away. Officers had to remove the keys to prevent Pitney from fleeing. Pitney would not exit the vehicle and had to be removed by officers. Pitney was arrested and issued citations for driving while intoxicated, open liquor and no proof of insurance. 

Pitney’s bond is set at $25,000 cash on each warrant, making the total bond $50,000. 

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