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Sheriff: Dad charged in death of daughter, nephew, arrested for stalking 17-yr-old girl


A Stanley man who was charged in the April deaths of his daughter and nephew has now been charged with stalking his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

Jordan Keeley Arwood, 32, is facing a misdemeanor stalking charge of the high school student.

According to deputies, the warrant, taken out by the victim, states that Arwood unlawfully and willfully contacted her numerous times via text messages and telephone calls, as well as in person.

Officials say Arwood has also frequently gone to East Lincoln High School, where the victim is enrolled, and inquired about her attendance and various other personal matters.

Arwood was arrested on October 4, and released on a $1,000 secured bond.

In late September, Arwood was charged with two felony counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of his 6-year-old daughter, Chloe Jade Arwood, and his nephew, 7-year-old James Levi Caldwell.

The incident happened on April 7, when the children were playing in a large dirt pit while Arwood was using a backhoe to dig and move dirt, according to officials.

One wall of the pit collapsed, trapping the young children underneath. Arwood called 911.

It took rescuers and emergency services personnel more than 12 hours to locate the bodies of the children.

In September, detectives said they had determined that Arwood showed culpable negligence in the deaths. Charges were then filed.

After the charges were filed, he was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $15,000 secured bond.

WBTV spoke to Arwood in September, moments after he left the jail.

"I'm going to continue to take care of my family and be a good father and be the best role model I can be for everybody," he said.

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