UD business professor charged with felony stalking

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University of Delaware Police have arrested a business professor  on stalking  charges.

After a two-month investigation, UD Police charged William Harris, 66, of Churchville, Md., with felony stalking and five counts of misdemeanor criminal mischief.

Harris is an associate professor of economics and associate chair for undergraduate studies in the University’s Lerner College of Business and Economics.

According to UD Police, Harris repeatedly attempted to puncture the tires of the victim’s vehicle while it was parked  in a university parking garage. Harris and the victim do not work in the same department at the University.

Harris was arraigned  at Justice of the Peace Court 7 on Nov. 19 and released after posting $1,000 bail.

He is not permitted on campus and is on administrative leave pending the university’s review of the case.

The News Journal reported Harris said the incident stemmed from punctured tires and scratches to his vehicle.

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