arrest2 green 300PADUCAH, Ky. (7/18/13) – The McCracken County Sheriff's Department began investigating, a couple of weeks ago, complaints from a Paducah area woman who had been receiving multiple obscene telephone calls from a man that would block his telephone number when calling. The man would make obscene comments and gestures to the woman.

Sheriff's detectives obtained telephone records from the telephone carrier in an attempt to identify where the calls were coming from. Once obtaining those records, they additionally obtained records that contained telephone numbers of others that calls had been made to from this same telephone number.

In contacting numerous area women whose numbers had appeared on the records, detectives learned that these women had also in fact been receiving obscene telephone calls from a blocked number, during the same time frame as was specified in the telephone records.

At approximately 4:00 PM on Wednesday, July 17, detectives located the suspect who was identified as being 53-year-old Brian D. Strawser at a location in downtown Paducah.

The suspect denied that he even owned a cellphone then requested an attorney, refusing to answer any questions.
 
He was at that point arrested and charged with four counts of harassing communications, for making obscene, blocked calls to separate women. There was also on outstanding arrest warrant served on him for leaving the scene of an accident.

Sheriff's detectives then obtained a search warrant at around 6PM for Strawser's residence located in the 8200 block of Old Mayfield Road, in the Fremont community of southern McCracken County. During that search, numerous items of evidence connected to this investigation was found and seized, including the cell phone belonging to the suspect that these calls were made from.
 
The suspect is a painter by trade and it is believed that he had met these women in part through him doing work either for them, or by other affiliations, or by meeting them in other situations. None of the calls were random in nature.
 
Detectives late Wednesday, continue to identify additional women that have received obscene telephone calls from this individual, but that had just not been reported to authorities. The investigation is continuing as the suspects’ cellphone records continue to be analyzed. Additional counts are expected as the investigation continues.

Strawser has previous convictions for Harassing Communications, Possession of Cocaine, and received a 15 year sentence for Arson in 2007, and is currently on felony probation.
 
Strawser is lodged in the McCracken County Jail
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Jon Hayden (McCracken County Sheriff’s Department)

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Lady Blazers Capture Second Region All 'A' Championship

MARION, Ky. (4/17/15) — The University Heights Academy softball team won its first Second Region All "A" Classic title… Read More

Vendor Applications for Kentucky Dam Village Arts and Crafts Show Wanted

GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. (4/18/15) — Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park is accepting vendor applications for the 2015… Read More

Most Read This Week

April 17, 2015 7218

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 13, 2015 6242

Three Juveniles, Adult Accused of Vandalizing…

by Deputy Will Coursey
April 14, 2015 5162

Several Juveniles Charged in Connection with Fight

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 4724

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 16, 2015 3426

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

April 02, 2015 8494

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 7218

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks

Stories Trending Now

April 17, 2015 7218

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 18, 2015 4724

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 19, 2015 1750

ATV Ride, Cookout Raises Funds for Shanice Bean…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 1106

MPD Offers Advice On Prom, Underage Drinking

by Lt. Billy Poe
April 18, 2015 899

Market Commentary - April 18, 2015

by Randall L. Franklin
April 18, 2015 734

Home, Garden Show Concludes Today at Ballard…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 566

Keeping the Faith - 'God Smiles'

by Ronnie McBrayer
April 18, 2015 561

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 539

TVA's Regional Energy Resource Council to Meet in…

by Tennessee Valley Authority
April 18, 2015 513

Hooked on Science - Skewer a Balloon

by Jason Lindsey