Minster man guilty of stalking woman

This woman moved, changed her phone number, and even obtained a protection order to hide from this stalker. Had she obtained a CHL, some Ohio newspapers would have aided this man with his goal of pursuing her, by publishing her name with other CHL-holders, as callously as they would publish a list of sex offenders.

May 6, 2004
Dayton Daily News

XENIA | A Minster man will be sentenced June 18 after he was convicted Wednesday of stalking a 27-year-old Xenia woman to whom he sent 105 menacing e-mails in less than one month.

A Greene County Common Pleas jury convicted Theodore Hoying, 42, of menacing by stalking and intimidation of a witness. Assistant county prosecutor Robert K. Hendrix said he will ask for the maximum sentence of 6 1/2 years.

A boisterous Hoying repeatedly called the woman a liar Tuesday as she described his communications with her and the terror she said it created. She said he sent the e-mails between August and September.

She testified that she has moved and changed her phone number to avoid Hoying, who showed up at her job at least twice. He was able to get her home and e-mail addresses despite her efforts and a civil protection order filed in Dayton on Jan. 31, 2003.

Hendrix said Hoying began stalking the woman two years ago when she refused to date him. A hearing is pending in Municipal Court on a charge Hoying violated the temporary protection order.

Related Stories:
SPITE: Two Ohio newspapers violate privacy of county CHL-holders

Taft supports not ''stigmatizing'' ex-cons; insisted on stigmatizing CHL-holders

Indiana newspaper hears loud voice of opposition to publishing CCW list

Ohio media: Rotten Apples and Sour Grapes

Cleveland Plain Dealer's past vs. present on firearms highlighted in obituary

Columbus Dispatch: 140+ years of anti-self-defense rhetoric


Help us fight for your rights!

Become a member of Buckeye Firearms Association and support our grassroots efforts to defend and advance YOUR RIGHTS!

Subscribe to our FREE Newsletter

Get weekly news and instant alerts on the latest laws and politics that affect your gun rights. Enjoy cutting-edge commentary. Be among the first to hear about gun raffles, firearms training, and special events. Read more.

We respect your privacy and your email address will be kept confidential.


Buckeye Firearms Association is a grassroots organization dedicated to defending and advancing the right of citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities, including self-defense, hunting, competition, and recreation. Read more.