Steve Haruch contributed to this story:
Beloved local character, Springwater staple and internationally known outsider crooner Dave Cloud has been arrested and charged with stalking. A hearing on the case is scheduled for April 1. When reached for comment, Cloud said that he expects to be fully exonerated and hopes people will suspend judgment until his court date.
"I'm innocent," Cloud said. "I'm not kidding."
Affidavits after the jump.
Update June 21, 2010: According to D.A. Susan Niland (via email), the deferred judgment includes "9 months probation, and a stay-away order for the victim(s) and family members."