Former Annapolis radio news director arrested

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Former Annapolis radio news director faces charged related to alleged harassment

A former Annapolis radio station news director is charged with forging a District Court document related to the alleged harassment of a man she had been dating, court records state.

Raychel Harvey-Jones, 42, of Sparrows Point in Baltimore County, has been charged with one count of forgery of a public document in a March 20 incident, court records show.

Harvey-Jones was arrested on Thursday, and released from commitment after posting bail of $150,000, online court records show.

She was hired by WNAV Radio in June to lead the news department at their Annapolis station. In announcing her addition to the staff, the station said she would provide news reports during the morning program.

As of Monday, Harvey-Jones was no longer employed by the station, WNAV Program Director Bill Lusby said.

Lusby said it was a human resources issue, and has "nothing to do with the station."

He declined to comment further, deferring questions to general manager Steve Hopp.

Hopp could not be reached to comment for this article on Monday.

Baltimore County police detectives were contacted on July 12 about a man who said he was harassed by Harvey-Jones, police wrote in charging documents.

Detectives met with a private investigator, hired by a man who had recently dated Harvey-Jones' but ended the relationship when she "started acting unstable," police said in charging documents.

Police were told he had received "harassing and threatening" texts and emails from Feb. 1 to July 17, according to charging documents.

The private investigator showed detectives a copy of a text message sent from Harvey-Jones, which contained a photograph of a statement of charges sheet, police said.

Police said the charges were identical to those Harvey-Jones was charged with on July 29, 2015, but contained another woman's name. The document was "only half written and did not contain the standard charging language seen on the face sheet," police said.

Police later verified the charges had been issued in Harvey-Jones' name, not the other woman's, and determined the document was a "forgery and a counterfeit," charging documents state.

Harvey-Jones came to WNAV from a position as freelance content producer for NBC4 in Washington, D.C. Her LinkedIn profile indicates she began working there in November 2014.

This is not the first time she has faced charges related to harassment.

She was charged and arrested last year by Baltimore County police for harassment of an ex-boyfriend, court documents state.

Police said numerous fake email accounts were set up by Harvey-Jones, from which she sent harassing emails to the ex-boyfriend and his family.

Court records show she was issued a probation before judgment on one count of illegal access of computers, and was ordered to serve three years of unsupervised probation and to have no contact with the victim.

No attorney was listed for Harvey-Jones in online court records. She could not be reached to comment for this article on Monday.

A trial date is scheduled for Sept. 19 in District Court in Towson, online court records show.

This story has been updated to clarify Harvey-Jones' position at NBC4. 

Baltimore Sun Media Group reporter Rachael Pacella contributed to this article.

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