Hawaii man arrested in Utah 'extreme stalking' case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. prosecutors have arrested a Hawaii man they accuse of sending hundreds of unwanted service providers to a Utah home, including plumbers and prostitutes.

Court documents show that 44-year-old Loren Okamura was arrested Friday in Hawaii after he was indicted last month on charges of cyberstalking, interstate threats and transporting.

Investigators had been honing on Okamura as the suspect since January in a case that Utah authorities called “extreme stalking.” The Gilmore family was granted a court-ordered protective injunction at that time against Okamura.

Charging documents say Okamura sent Walt Gilmore’s adult daughter an email in May telling her to “sleep with one eye open.”

A phone message and email left for Okamura’s federal public defender, Sharron Rancourt, weren’t immediately returned.

Walt Gilmore didn’t immediately return messages Tuesday.