Rami Hammad arrested on stalking charges. It goes a little beyond typical college angst.
The woman told investigators she believed she and Hammad ended their relationship in early May and that Hammad was a "manipulative individual and was very persuasive in his attempts to mend their relationship," the arrest affidavit states.
She told an officer that she feared for Hammad’s mental health and the effects of her attempts to block contact with him, including ignoring phone calls, text messages and blocking his phone number. She told officers he had spoken about suicide, according to the affidavit.
The woman told police she sought help through Baylor’s counseling services, but he would never agree to attend on a regular basis, according to the affidavit.
After the July 7 call to police, the woman reported past physical abuse by Hammad, the affidavit states. She said Hammad drove to Dallas in June to find her at her family’s home and talked her into returning to Waco with him.
"She advised they returned to Waco without incident, but Hammad began crying in the parking lot of the Highers Simpson Athletic Center parking lot on Baylor University campus," the arrest affidavit states. "She described Hammad as very emotional, and during the course of the incident, (he) grabbed her by the arm and pushed her against the wall inside the Allison Indoor Practice Facility."
The document states she was able to defuse the situation. She told officers of another incident of abuse in March when an argument between the two turned physical and Hammad allegedly placed his hand on her throat and held her against the wall during the argument, according to the affidavit.
Officers noted other incidents in the arrest affidavit when Hammad allegedly sent the woman food deliveries after the July 7 call to police and was asking her friends about her whereabouts. The woman told police she no longer feels comfortable living in Waco and has moved out of the state.