Murder Suspect Was Also Charged With Stalking A UNT Student

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DENTON (CBSDFW.COM) – The University of North Texas confirms Charles Dean Bryant, the man accused in the murder of Texas Women’s University student Jacqueline Vandagriff in Grapevine, had been arrested for stalking a student at UNT.

According to Margarita Venegas, a UNT spokesperson, a female student complained to police about Bryant on August 24.

Then on September 6, the student told police Bryant was once again on campus.

Police arrested him for violating the no trespassing order.

After he was released, he reportedly again tried to contact the student and was arrested again on September 7 for stalking.

The University of North Texas requested and received an emergency protective order against Bryant following that incident.

Another arrest warrant was issued against Bryant on September 17 for harassment and violating the protective order.

UNT says Bryant had no connection to the campus and the stalking case is not connected to the Grapevine murder investigation.

CBS11 spoke to Bryant’s former employer at Fort Worth’s Urban Cowboy Saloon on Monday night.

Manager Christopher Ray said Bryant was a bartender for about a month and was dependable.

“He was very friendly,” said Ray. “The customers loved him.  He was outgoing and very personable.”

Sunday, Bryant didn’t show up for his shift as he was arrested for murder. He was also fired.

“It was quite the surprise and quite the shock,” said Ray. “There was no way for us an an owner, as a manager or an establishment to ever guess that something like this would happen.”

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