A Fairbury man was arrested in Beatrice for allegedly stalking someone who has a protection order against him.

On Sunday Beatrice police conducted surveillance on South Third Street for reports of ongoing stalking behavior. Arrest documents state David L. Beetley, of Fairbury, had been accused of stalking since February.

A Jeep matching a description of Beetley’s was seen driving past the victim’s residence twice and parked less than a block away. A short time later arrest documents state light from a flashlight was seen in the victim’s yard. Beetley was ordered to stop and fled officers on foot.

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Beetley was ordered to stop multiple times before eventually complying with officers. Beetley was carrying a flashlight and wearing a ski mask and gloves. A large garbage bag with a fowl smell was found on the ground where Beetley was first spotted.

He was placed under arrest for stalking, violating a protection order, trespassing, resisting arrest and littering.

Arrest documents state that in May Beetley was cited for stalking the same victim and trespassing. There was also a protection order issued against him to stay away from the victim.

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