EUGENE, OR -- A Redmond man is on trial in federal court, in Eugene, for allegedly stalking a co-worker for two years. Jonathan Mann is accused of harassing the woman, her father and her husband, in person and through hundreds of text messages. The Oregonian reports that a state protective order would have kept him at bay for only two years, which is why the case is now in a federal court. Mann was found unable to help in his own defense because of a "delusional disorder" and the state case was dismissed on those grounds.
Mann was 30 when he allegedly started "aggressively pursuing" his co-worker at Redmond's Pappy's Pizza, in 2015. She was 19 at the time. Her father contacted police and reported that Mann had shown up at their home and her volleyball games, along with phone calls and text messages. They say the harassment continued over the next couple of years, despite attempts to pursue legal action through local courts. The FBI took over the case this month.