Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. Reports the Arrest
of a New Hampshire Man on Stalking Charges
On January 18, 2020, at approximately 5:30 pm, Deputy Jonathan Irwin responded to a residence in the Town of Southeast for a reported unwanted person on the property. Upon arrival, he spoke with the victim who stated that a male that she knows from a gaming app online, showed up at her house unannounced and uninvited. The victim stated that she and this male used to play an online game together called, “Ark Survival” and that, approximately two years ago, she stopped speaking to and playing online with the male due to his “jealous” behavior towards her. According to the victim she continued to receive gaming invites from the suspect which she ignored. On or about January 16, 2020 the victim discovered that the male had hacked into her online gaming account. At the above date and time, the male showed up at her door, causing her to fear for her safety. The victim provided Deputy Irwin with a description of the male suspect and his vehicle which he relayed to other deputies in the area. The male was eventually located at a nearby motel and taken into custody. He was identified as State of New Hampshire resident Rattana V. Phimmavongsa.
Mr. Phimmavongsa was transported to the Putnam County Correctional Facility and charged with Stalking in the 4th degree, a class B misdemeanor. He was arraigned in the Town of Patterson Court and released on his own recognizance as mandated by newly implemented bail reform laws.