JSO announces its arrest in a case of aggravated stalking towards a local social media personality

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Intelligence Unit has issued an arrest announcement in the case of stalking a local social media personality.

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According to the Jacksonville Police Office, the investigation, which began on Saturday, December 30, 2023, stems from reports of stalking and threats against Helena Black, the victim. Black filed a complaint that a person named Ayo Roche Iniwai, 31, was relentlessly stalking her, sending written threats, and violating an active court order.

Iniwai’s actions allegedly escalated after an initial encounter with Black at a South Side convenience store, where he worked. After the encounter, Black reported receiving several inappropriate messages of a sexual nature from Iniwai, prompting her to seek a permanent injunction for protection from him.

Despite the injunction, Iniwai continued his harassment by creating numerous anonymous TikTok accounts to threaten Black’s safety, including threats to her life. These threats have reportedly intensified in recent weeks, with Inuyai allegedly indicating that he knows her whereabouts and intends to visit her.

After an extensive investigation, detectives were able to identify Iniwai as the prime suspect behind the threats. Based on this information, the JSO Intelligence Unit executed a search warrant on Friday, January 26, 2024, at Iniwai’s home located at 1905 Promenade Way, Apartment 2202.

After the search, Iniwai was interviewed and later arrested on charges of aggravated stalking and violation of warrants – stalking.

Authorities urge anyone with further information regarding this case or other related incidents to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500.

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