McArdle was arrested this past weekend after eluding investigators for several months. Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes said a pre-paid cell phone that was not registered in McArdle’s name made him hard to catch.
When announcing the arrest Monday, Hughes said some 18 women were targeted by McArdle with some illegal phone calls dating back several years.
The charges filed Friday is in connection to a far less number of alleged victims than 18 with multiple charges filed involving a single woman. That may indicate that yet more charges could be filed against McArdle who is being held in the Houston County Jail.
Ken Curtis is the chief investigative/political reporter for WDHN. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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