Woman arrested in Louisville, accused of stalking Chris Cornell

Mugshot of Jessica Robbins (via WLKY)
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WLKY) - A Florida woman wanted by federal authorities in New York was arrested Wednesday near a downtown Louisville concert venue.

Jessica Robbins is accused of stalking the lead singer of Soundgarden.

Singer Chris Cornell performed Wednesday at the Louisville Palace.

In May, Robbins, 34, was indicted in New York on a charge of interstate stalking.

Robbins, who had been ordered to stay away from Cornell and his family, was arrested on a fugitive warrant feet from the entrance to the Palace just before 10 p.m.

An indictment handed down in May stated Robbins used the internet to post harassing messages that caused substantial emotional distress to a well-known musician, his wife and his immediate family.

Federal authorities contend the stalking dates back several years.

Court documents showed one tweet said, “I have overwhelming thoughts of death and feel death is the only way to stop a married man from feeding on my soul the rest of my life.”

Many of the tweets were aimed at Cornell's wife.

Robbins was scheduled to show up in federal court in New York in May. When she didn't appear, an arrest warrant was issued.

Reportedly, security had been placed on alert to look for Robbins at Cornell's concert stops.



 
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