Accuser catches alleged stalker on camera

By Jason Miles - bio | email

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Mae Sprawling is very familiar with 47-year-old Willie Alexander's mug shot, but she claimed ignorance Monday regarding her brother's second arrest on stalking charges.

"First time in my life hearing it," she said.

Alexander was arrested Sunday at his home in Whitehaven.  It's located not far from the house where his alleged victim used a number of cameras to catch him in the act.

According to court records, Alexander was passing back and forth in front of the woman's house causing her severe emotional distress.  She began recording what the cameras captured to help build a case against Alexander.

The woman eventually turned over more than a dozen CD's featuring footage of Alexander to Memphis police.

Alexander was convicted last November of stalking the very same woman.

"Don't sound like Willie," said his sister.  "He's just my little brother to me, but don't sound like Willie."

Sprawling said Alexander makes a living working in yards and normally keeps to himself.  She planned to pray for both her brother and his accuser.

"I sympathize with her and hope she can work through this," said Sprawling.  "And just hope they can both get cleared from it."

Investigators say evidence like video surveillance definitely helps in this type of case.

Alexander is being held on a $25,000 bond.

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