TAWAS CITY – An Oscoda man, who authorities allege made dozens of harassing phone calls to Iosco County governmental agencies has been charged with aggravated stalking and other charges.
Steven Allen Colorite, 54, is lodged in the Iosco County Jail on a $500,000 bond on the aforementioned charge, which if convicted, could lead to five years in prison. He has also been charged with three counts of misdemeanor malicious use of a telecommunications service.
He also faces two counts of assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer, after Iosco County Sheriff Department deputies attempted to apprehend him on the stalking and other charges.
He is currently being held in the Iosco County Jail on a $500,000 bond.
Authorities say that Colorite allegedly called Iosco County Central Dispatch, the Iosco County Sheriff’s office and a court employee at work and at her home, dozens of times, leaving harassing messages in the process over the period of months.
The investigation into Colorite’s alleged harassment came in May, when Iosco County Jail employees allegedly received dozens of harassing calls from Colorite to the jail after he was released from custody.
According to court documents, on May 5, nine calls were captured with a recorder by jail employees with Colorite, posing as “JD.” The calls were “sexually vulgar in nature and expelled racial hate toward jail employees,” according to court documents.
On the same night, an unnamed court employee – who holds personal protection orders against Colorite for previous harassment – called police to file a report that she was allegedly also being harassed by Colorite the same night. She listened to the calls and was able to identify Colorite by his voice.
During the same period it also came to light that Colorite had allegedly called Iosco County Central Dispatch’s non-emergency number nearly two dozen times with harassing phone calls.
After a warrant was issued for the alleged stalking and harassment, on May 5 Iosco County Sheriff Department deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrant and a search warrant to Colorite’s Oscoda home. During the interaction, Colorite resisted arrested by deputies and would not grant him access to the home.
Deputies rammed down the door of the home, then apprehended Colorite, who continued to resist arrest.