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Shreveport fire investigator arrested for cyberstalking ex-wife

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Joshua McCollum, 36 (Source: Shreveport Police Department) Joshua McCollum, 36 (Source: Shreveport Police Department)
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A Shreveport firefighter is off the job after being arrested Monday following reports that he was cyberstalking his ex-wife.

Joshua McCollum, a 14-year-veteran with the Shreveport Fire Department, was booked into the Shreveport City Jail after he allegedly sent threatening text messages to Leah Colbert. Police said the threats were made because Colbert said she wanted to permanently end the relationship.

McCullom, 36, was most recently employed is a fire investigator. Monday's arrest was just the latest incident on what has been a rocky road Colbert and McCollum. And it wasn't the first arrest along the way.

Court documents filed with the First Judicial District Court of Caddo Parish in 2012 show that Colbert filed for divorce in March of 2012. On August 14, 2012, Colbert filed a protective order against McCollum alleging harassment and stalking.

McCollum was served a temporary restraining order on August 20, 2012 but, he violated that order and was arrested.

The dozens of court documents reflect the tumultuous relationship between the two. A man who claimed to be Colbert's father answered the door at her house but declined to comment pending the investigation.

No one answered the door at McCollum's house. Neighbors who say they've only seen him in passing had nothing negative to say about him.

McCollum has been placed on paid administrative leave effective May 3.

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