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Troutville man pleads guilty to stalking, battering female mail carrier

April 25, 2023

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The Troutville man who was charged last summer with stalking and assaulting a mail carrier on her delivery route entered guilty pleas Tuesday in Botetourt County Circuit Court.

Jerry Lee Orange Jr., 45, was indicted in October on one felony abduction charge and five misdemeanors, including two counts of sexual battery, two counts of assault and battery and one count of stalking.

Orange struck an agreement Tuesday with the prosecution, Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Gillian Deegan said. He pleaded guilty to the abduction charge and one battery charge. In exchange, the prosecutor made motions to not prosecute the remaining misdemeanors, Deegan said.

For abduction, Orange was sentenced to five years suspended after the time he has already served awaiting trial, under the plea agreement, Deegan said. On the sexual battery charge, he received 12 months, which was all suspended.

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