Jacksonville man found guilty of cyberstalking
Gerald Jackson found guilty of cyberstalking (Onslow County Sheriff's Office)

A Jacksonville man with several previous convictions was found guilty on Tuesday of cyberstalking a woman.

23-year-old Gerald Jackson was sentenced to a 45-day suspended sentence, supervised probation for one year and 72 hours of community service, according to District Attorney Ernie Lee.

Jackson was instructed to not contact the woman directly or indirectly and he was also ordered to get a mental health evaluation.

Jackson was originally arrested on the cyberstalking chargeson  April 13, 2018, according to warrants obtained by the Jacksonville Daily News.

According to the newspaper, Jackson was cyberstalking Melissa Oakley by "repeatedly communicating with her electronically for the purpose of abusing, annoying, harassing and embarrassing her."

Both Jackson and Oakley run Facebook pages – the North Carolina Beat and the Onslow Beat.

Gerald Jackson was previously convicted for making false bomb threats to various buildings back in 2014.{{ }} (Onslow County Sheriff's Office)
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Jackson has been previously convicted for making false bomb threats to various buildings back in 2014. His probation status regarding the bomb threats is still active, according to NCDPS.

Jackson has upcoming court dates for a cyberbullying charge on Feb. 21, 2019, according to N.C. Courts.

According to a news release from the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson was charged with cyberbullying in October after authorities received reports there was a fake Twitter account which displayed a photograph of a 16-year-old. The message under the teenager's photo was that she was being molested by her father.

He is also scheduled to appear in court March 5 for allegedly driving while his license was revoked, according to N.C. Courts.

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